Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker

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Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker

Vladimir Jurowski, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’

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Having already given us critically-acclaimed modern accounts of The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, Vladimir Jurowski and his Russian State Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ at last reach that perennial ballet favourite The Nutcracker. It’s difficult to remember a time when this work wasn’t a sure sign of the approach of Christmas. Yet it is only since the 1940s that the complete ballet rather than the celebrated Suite won its way into audiences’ hearts, having been less than a resounding success on its St Petersburg premiere in December 1892. It may lack the epic sweep of The Sleeping Beau... read more

Having already given us critically-acclaimed modern accounts of The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, Vladimir Jurowski and his Russian State Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ at last reach that perennial ballet favourite The Nutcracker. It’s diffic... read more

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