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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Gergiev

MAR0593 (2 discs)

DSD
Multi-channel / Stereo
NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 62'08"/66'54"
Tracks: 18 + 11
Booklet pages: 28
© 2016 State Academic Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Gergiev published on 5 March 2017

Listen: Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Snowflakes (The Nutcracker, Act I, Tableau II) (CD1 track 10, 3:59-4:57)

The Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre
Valery Gergiev, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893):

CD1

The Nutcracker, Op 71 (1891-2)

Act I
1 Overture

Tableau I
2 Scene (The Christmas Tree)
3 March
4 Children's Galop and Dance of the Parents
5 Dance scene (Arrival of Drosselmeyer)
6 Scene and Grandfather Dance
7 Scene (Clara and the Nutcracker)
8 Scene (The Battle)

Tableau II
9 Scene (A Pine Forest in Winter)
10 Waltz of the Snowflakes

Act II
Tableau III
11 Scene (The Magic Castle in the Land of Sweets)
12 Scene (Clara and Nutcracker Prince)
13 Divertissement - Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
14 Coffee (Arabian Dance)
15 Tea (Chinese Dance)
16 Trepak (Russian Dance)
17 Dance of the Reed Pipes
18 Mother Ginger and the Polichinelles (Clowns)

CD2

Act II
Tableau III (continued)
1 Waltz of the Flowers
2 Pas de deux - Intrada
3 Pas de deux - Variation I (Tarantella)
4 Pas de deux - Variation II (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
5 Pas de deux - Coda
6 Final Waltz
7 Apotheosis

Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op 36
8 Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima
9 Andantino in modo di canzona
10 Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
11 Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Recorded 10 June and 29 September 2015 (Symphony No 4) and 16 June and 30 December 2015 (The Nutcracker) in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia

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