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Content
Peter Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker
(Complete recording)

Artists

Genres
Orchestral
Christmas

Features
2 CDs; booklet with liner notes and synopsis in English and Germa

Format:
CD

Released:
August 2011 (Finland)
September 2011 (internationally)

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1180-2D

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195118023

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Track listing

CD 1
49:01
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts, Op. 71
1
Ouverture
3:14

2
Act I: No. 1 Scène : L'ornement et l'illumination de l'arbre de Noël
4:01

3
Act I: No. 2: Marche
2:31

4
Act I: No. 3: Petit galop des enfants et entrée des parents
2:30

5
Act I: No. 4 Scène dansante
6:16

6
Act I: No. 5: Scène et danse Grossvater
7:56

7
Act I: No. 6 Scène : Le départ des invités. La nuit
7:37

8
Act I: No. 7 Scène : La bataille
3:26

9
Act I: No. 8: Scène : Une forêt de sapins en hiver
4:13

10
Act I: No. 9 Valse des flocons de neige
7:12


CD 2
44:16
The Nutcracker - Ballet in two acts, Op. 71
1
Act II: No. 10 Scène : Le palais enchanté de Confiturembourg
4:14

2
Act II: No. 11 Scène : L'arrivée de Casse-Noisette et Claire
4:26

3
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement I. Le chocolat : Danse espagnole
1:15

4
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement II. Le café : Danse arabe
3:41

5
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement III. Le thé : Danse chinoise
1:08

6
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement IV. Trepak : Danse russe
1:07

7
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement V. Danse des mirlitons
2:34

8
Act II: No. 12 Divertissement I. La mère Gigogne et les polichinelles
2:50

9
Act II: No. 13 Valse des fleurs
7:25

10
Act II: No. 14 Pas de deux : Intrada. Andante maestoso
5:33

11
Act II: No. 14 Pas de deux : Variation I. Tempo di Tarantella (Danse du Prince)
0:42

12
Act II: No. 14 Pas de deux : Variation II. Andante ma non troppo (Danse de la Fée Dragée)
2:21

13
Act II: No. 14 Pas de deux : Coda. Vivace assai
1:17

14
Act II: No. 15 Valse finale et apothéose : Valse finale
3:49

15
Act II: No. 15 Valse finale et apothéose : Apothéose
1:48



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Press review

Ein Top-Orchester holt alles aus seinem Tschaikowsky heraus. Grandiose Klasse.
Christoph Schlüren, Crescendo, Dezember 2011/Januar 2012

Pähkinänsärkijä tarjoaa uskomattoman kavalkadin vuolaita melodioita, rikasta orkesterisointia ja hurmaavia hittejä. Mihail Pletnevin johtama Venäjän kansallisorkesteri tavoittaa upeasti baletin herkät ja taianomaiset tunnelmat.

Lauri Kilpiö, Suomen Kuvalehti, 46/2011

The Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev highlights the delicacy of Tchaikovsky's orchestration. Even the more solemn moments have a wit and irreverence about them, as if the players are smiling to themselves as they play.
Paul Gent, The Telegraph, 20 October 2011

Vollendete Magie überzieht den Winterwald der zweiten Szene (...). Akustisch bewegt sich die Produktion bewegt in einem schönen, runden Raum (...). Sehr gelungen!
Rasmus van Rijn, Klassik-Heute.com, 13.10.2011

Niin täynnä satumaailman vivahteikkaita värejä, lumihiutaleiden kuvioita, leikkejä, taikoja ja keijukaispölyä, että fantasiaan heittäytyminen lapsen lailla käy leikiten. (...) Yksityiskohtien kanssa herkuttelevan Pletnjovin taikasauva on lumonnut myös Venäjän kansallisorkesterin, joka loihtii hunajaisia huminoita.
Jaani Länsiö, Amfion, 18.9.2011

Venäjän kansallisorkesterista löytyy virtuooseja joka tehtävään. Mainitun Pas de deux'n nousu kertoo, että lopulliseen rutistukseen Tšaikovskissa tarvitaan edelleen venäläiset muusikot.
Ilkka Ylönen, Muusikko 9/2011

Complete description

This CD features star conductor Mikhail Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra with the complete ballet music of The Nutcracker by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Composed in 1892, this masterpiece of Russian orchestral music is one of the last major compositions of Peter Tchaikovsky and perhaps the crowning achievement of his artistic output. Based on a French adaptation, by Alexandre Dumas père, of E.T.A. Hoffmann's adult fairy-tale Nussknacker and Mausekönig (The Nutcracker and the Mouse King), the libretto by Ivan Alexandrovich Vsevolozsky and Marius Petipa tells the fantasy story of a young German girl who dreams of Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King.

The Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev's second CD release on Ondine follows on the great success of their earlier recording of the complete Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky (ODE 1167-2D). Founded by Mikhail Pletnev in 1990, the RNO has quickly reached a position at the top of international orchestras.

This CD was recorded and mastered by Emil Berliner Studios.

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