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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker / Nureyev, Park, Lanchbery, Royal Opera House Orchestra

Tchaikovsky / Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House
Release Date: 11/27/2020 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1248  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusOrchestra of The Royal Opera House
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Explore the dreamlike world of Rudolf Nureyev’s interpretation of The Nutcracker. In his imaginative retelling of a 19th-century classic, the young Clara is propelled by dark forces from the realm of childhood into a radiant kingdom where she takes center stage. With a striking psychoanalytic dimension to the traditional festive favorite, Clara’s surreal journey becomes an allegory for the hopes and dreams of a young girl on the cusp of adulthood, her transformation evoked by the whirling snowflakes and glittering sugar of Tchaikovsky’s famous score. This 1968 recording is a golden opportunity to watch a great historical performance from The Royal Ballet featuring the illustrious pairing of Rudolf Nureyev and Merle Park in a scintillating Read more display of virtuosity. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Nutcracker, Op. 71 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  John Lanchbery
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,  Orchestra of The Royal Opera House
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 

Customer Reviews

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 Disappointing January 9, 2021 By James M. (Oakdale, MN) See All My Reviews "I should have read the description more carefully when I ordered this DVD. Although just released this performance/recording was done over 50 years ago (1968). Technically it is disappointing, the audio is monaural and just not that good and the video is fuzzy at best. I am not qualified to judge the dance performance or choreography so will not comment on it." Report Abuse
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