This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.
Notes and Editorial Reviews
"There are many fine recordings of Tchaikovsky's enchanting ballet, but none are superior to this glowing performance of the summer of 1975... No other recording boasts the sense of magic heard on this sumptuous account, distinguished by the virtuoso playing of the Concertgebouw. Philips's engineering is extraordinary, beautifully capturing the richness, warmth, and clarity of the Concertgebouw; few Philips recordings in this venue are as effective in depth and dynamic range. This Nutcracker is as close as one can get to a "definitive" performance and recording." -- Robert E. Benson, Stereophile (
reviewing LP release of complete ballet)
"Antal Dorati's Mercury recordings helped put him on the
map as a Tchaikovsky conductor and his years as a ballet conductor helped him win a similar reputation for now-classic recordings of major ballets. Both sides of Dorati and Tchaikovsky are on display in this welcome Philips 50 reissue. The Nutcracker, made in 1975 with the Concertgebouw, is a delight, with some terrific orchestral playing (especially the winds) and springy rhythms." -- Dan Davis, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing complete ballet, Philips 464747)
Works on This Recording
Featured Sound Samples
The Nutcracker: Act II: Russian Dance "Trepak"
Act II: Waltz of the Flowers
Act II: Pas de deux: Intrada
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