Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (1892)

  1. 1) Overture

    3.13

Act I: Tableau 1

  1. 2) I. The Decoration of the Christmas Tree

    3.52

  2. 3) II. March

    2.27

  3. 4) III. Children’s Gallop and Dance of the Parents

    2.27

  4. 5) IV. Drosselmeyer’s Arrival

    6.08

  5. 6) V. Scene and Grandfather Waltz

    6.32

  6. 7) VI. Departure of the Guests. Night – The Magic Spell Begins

    6.57

  7. 8) VII. The Battle

    3.37

Act I: Tableau II

  1. 9) VIII. In the Pine Forest

    3.37

  2. 10) IX. Waltz of the Snowflakes

    6.45

Act II: Tableau 3

  1. 11) X. Confitourenburg Castle

    3.52

  2. 12) XI. Clara and the Prince

    4.51

  3. 13) XIIa. Divertimento: Chocolate - Spanish Dance

    1.12

  4. 14) XIIb. Divertimento: Coffee – Arabian Dance

    3.00

  5. 15) XIIc. Divertimento: Tea – Chinese Dance

    1.06

  6. 16) XIId. Divertimento: Trepak – Russian Dance

    1.08

  7. 17) XIIe. Divertimento: Dance of the Reed Pipes

    2.20

  8. 18) XIIf. Divertimento: Mother Gigogne and the Clowns

    2.40

  9. 19) XIII. Waltz of the Flowers

    6.21

  10. 20) XIVa. Pas de deux (Dance of the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy

    4.36

  11. 21) XIVb. Variation I: Tarantella;

    0.43

  12. 22) XIVc. Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

    2.08

  13. 23) XIVd. Coda; XV. Final Waltz and Apotheosis

    6.27

CD information

AN ENCHANTING MASTERPIECE
After the tremendous success of Swan Lake, Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” continue their Tchaikovksy ballet series on PENTATONE with this recording of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting masterpiece is an absolute audience favourite, thanks to hits such as the Waltz of the Flowers, Trepak and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, but also due to the composer’s ability to evoke a sense of wonder in listeners both young and old. Vladimir Jurowski and his players tell this story about the power of fantasy with unprecedented zeal, demonstrating the symphonic refinement and orchestral brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score.

The Nutcracker offers the third PENTATONE release of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” together with its Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski, after Prokofiev Symphonies 2 & 3 (2017) and Swan Lake (2018). Jurowski has recorded extensively for PENTATONE and is generally seen as one of the most prominent conductors of his generation.

Released physically on SACD.

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