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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker / Rozhdestvensky, Royal Ballet

Tchaikovsky / Collier / Dowell / Royal Ballet
Release Date: 04/15/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1429  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gennady Rozhdestvensky is the guest conductor who..."drew ravishing playing from this most ravishing of Tchaikovsky's ballet scores." (Guardian) Though the original scenario for The Nutcracker was considered to be fatally flawed, this magical work has survived to become one of the firmest favorites in the ballet repertory. This production by Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, Peter Wright, with the help of Tchaikovsky ballet expert, Roland John Wiley attempts to rescue from far-flung archives surviving evidence of the original Ivanov/Sergueyev staging, combined with some captivating modern stage effects. Starring Lesley Collier as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Anthony Dowell as the Prince. With Julie Rose, Guy Niblett, Michael Read more Coleman, Jonathan Cope. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

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