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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / Fedotov, Kirov Ballet

Tchaikovsky / Fedotov / Kirov Ballet
Release Date: 12/12/2000 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 70173  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Viktor Fedotov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It's a joy … The prince and Masha dance charmingly throughout, and the individual character dances are brought off with unfailing humour and zest. The performance is consistently brisk and positive, the sets elegant but believable as part of a staged performance … The DVD is a delight." (Fanfare, Sep/Oct 2001) Shot in 1994 in St Petersburg, at a performance staged in the Kirov's Mariinsky Theatre, this is a truly delightful version of Tchaikovsky's Christmas favourite. Featuring the lead dancers of the great Russian company, the performance is certain to appeal to ballet-lovers of all ages. Also benefiting from state-of-the-art video technology (NHK filmed the performance for High-Definition Television), the DVD video release Read more comes with the addition of a six-channel surround sound.

CAST: Larissa Lezhnina Masha/The Princess Victor Baranov Nutcracker/The Prince Piotr Russanov Drosselmeyer

Kirov Ballet Kirov Orchestra Viktor Fedotov, conductor Choreography by Vasily I. Vainonen Directed for TV/Video by Yvon Gerault
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Works on This Recording

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Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Viktor Fedotov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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