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Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites / Karajan, Berlin PO


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 419175   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Nutcracker suite has emerged spic and span and vividly coloured and only in the "Waltz of the Flowers" is the ear drawn to a certain glossiness in the violins. Of course the orchestral playing is quite splendid (the characteristic dances are a delight).

– Gramophone [4/1988], reviewing the Nutcracker Suite previously reissued as part of DG 423225
The Nutcracker suite has emerged spic and span and vividly coloured and only in the "Waltz of the Flowers" is the ear drawn to a certain glossiness in the violins. Of course the orchestral playing is quite splendid (the characteristic dances are a delight).

– Gramophone [4/1988], reviewing the Nutcracker Suite previously reissued as part of DG 423225 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1971 
2.
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1971 
3.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1966 

Sound Samples

The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Introduction - The Lilac Fairy
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Pas d'action. Rose Adagio
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Pas de caractère: Puss in Boots
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Panorama (andantino)
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Valse
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 1. Scene - Swan Theme
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 2. Valse in A
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 3. Danse des petits cygnes
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 4. Scene
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 5. Danse Hongroise (Czardas)
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 6. Scène finale.
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 1. Miniature Overture
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2. Danses caractéristiques a. Marche (Tempo di marcia viva)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2b. Danse de la fée-Dragée (Andante non troppo)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2c. Danse russe Trépak (Tempo di Trépak, molto vivace)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2d. Danse arabe (Allegretto)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2e. Danse chinoise (Allegro moderato)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 2f. Danse des mirlitons (Moderato assai)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 3. Valse des fleurs (Tempo di Valse)

Customer Reviews

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 Karajan and BPO is the best in the wolrd. July 25, 2013 By HERBERT HSIN LI (Aberdeen, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is the best version that has ever been created. I doubt any recording can match or surpass this one in the future. Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is imcomparable. Every note is polished and harmonic to the whole score. Nobody can do better, forever." Report Abuse
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