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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op 71 (Complete Ballet) - Serenade in C Major, Op. 48

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

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"... Doráti’s sprightly 1962 account draws some fine, incisive playing from the London Symphony Orchestra, especially in the Divertissement ... Doráti devotees shouldn’t hesitate."
- Classic FM

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The Nutcracker, Op.71  
1
Overture
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
3:03
The Nutcracker, Op.71: Act I  
2
No. 1 The Christmas Tree
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
3:49
3
No. 2 March
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:14
4
No. 3 Galop and Dance of the Parents
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:15
5
No. 4 Dance Scene. The Presents of Drosselmeyer
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
5:06
6
No. 5 Scene. Grandfather Dance
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
5:44
7
No. 6 Clara and the Nutcracker
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
5:55
8
No. 7 The Nutcracker Battles the Army of the Mouse King - He Wins and Is Transformed into Prince Charming
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:54
9
No. 8 In the Christmas Tree
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
3:37
10
No. 9 Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
6:30
The Nutcracker, Op.71: Act II  
1
No. 10 The Magic Castle on the Mountain of Sweets
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
4:10
2
No. 11 Clara and Prince Charming
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
4:35
3
No. 12a Character Dances. Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
1:07
4
No. 12b Character Dances. Coffee (Arabian Dance)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:44
5
No. 12c Character Dances. Tea (Chinese Dance)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
0:58
6
No. 12d Character Dances. Trépak (Russian Dance)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
1:03
7
No. 12e Character Dances. Dance of the Reed Pipes
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:13
8
No. 12f Character Dances. Polchinelle (The Clown)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:56
9
No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
6:05
10
No. 14a Pas de deux. Intrada
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
4:10
11
No. 14b Pas de deux. Variation I (Tarantella)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
0:38
12
No. 14c Pas de deux. Variation II (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
2:05
13
No. 14d Pas de deux. Coda
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
1:19
14
No. 15a Final Waltz
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
3:20
15
No. 15b Apotheosis
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; London Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
1:36
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48  
16
I. Pezzo in forma di sonatina. Andante non troppo - Allegro moderato
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Hungarica; Antal Doráti
10:48
17
II. Walzer. Moderato (Tempo di valse)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Hungarica; Antal Doráti
3:56
18
III. Elégie. Larghetto elegiaco
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Hungarica; Antal Doráti
8:04
19
IV. Finale (Tema russo). Andante - Allegro con spirito
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Philharmonia Hungarica; Antal Doráti
7:43
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:50:37
"... an old friend that I hadn’t heard for a very long time ... wonderfully atmospheric music making ... Doráti’s rendering can be safely recommended, now in better sound than ever. Exemplary!"
- MusicWeb International

This historic all-Tchaikovsky programme conducted by Antal Doráti features the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Chorus's complete version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, recorded in July 1962. The ballet is paired on this album with the composer's popular Serenade for Strings, performed by the Philharmonia Hungarica, recorded in Vienna in June 1958.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

This title is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may contain noise or other artifacts, and may also be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range, due to the nature of analogue recording. As such, it is offered as a high-quality documentation of a historical release.

Recorded: Watford Town Hall, 11–13 July 1962 (The Nutcracker); Großer Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, 5 June 1958 (Serenade for Strings)
Recording equipment: 3-track 35mm magnetic film and half-inch tape / three Telefunken 201 microphones (The Nutcracker); 3-track half-inch tape / one Telefunken 201 and two Telefunken M56 microphones (Serenade for Strings)
Original releases: SR2-9013 (The Nutcracker); SR90200 (Serenade for Strings)
Recording director: Wilma Cozart
Musical supervisor: Harold Lawrence
Chief engineer & Technical supervisor: C. Robert Fine
Associate engineer: Robert Eberenz (The Nutcracker)
Analogue to digital transfer: Andrew Wedman
Editing and 2-channel conversion: Andrew Wedman
Digital transfer & 2-channel conversion at Emil Berliner Studios
Original digital transfer: produced, musically supervised & 2-channel conversion by Wilma Cozart Fine
Original digital mastering engineer: Dennis Drake
Original liner note editor: Sedgwick Clark
Booklet drawings: Dorothy Maas

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