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Nutcracker & The Mouse King / Dutch National Ballet

Tchaikovsky / Tsygankova / Stout / Zhembrovskyy
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101636  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dutch National Ballet Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Choreographers Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling created a Nutcracker for the children and adults of today. It is more dynamic and exciting, and less sweet than usual. They also chose to give a Dutch twist to their interpretation of the story, with skaters on the canals and a living room that transforms into a snowy forest. Unlike the original story, the production by Eagling and Van Schayk (who also designed the delightful sets and costumes) does not take place on Christmas Eve in a German town, but during St. Nicholas celebrations in Amsterdam, around 1810.
Also available on Blu-ray

Choreographers Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling created a Nutcracker for the children and adults of today. It is more dynamic and exciting, and less sweet than usual. They also chose to give a Dutch twist to their interpretation of the story, with skaters on the canals and a living room that transforms into a snowy forest. Unlike the original story, the production by Eagling and Van Schayk (who also designed the delightful sets and costumes) does not take place on Christmas Eve in a German town, but during St. Nicholas celebrations in Amsterdam, around 1810.
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Works on This Recording

1. Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dutch National Ballet Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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