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  • Audio CD (16 Nov. 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: emi classics
  • ASIN: B00000A1GL
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Overture
2. No. 1 The Christmas Tree
3. No. 2 March
4. No. 3 Galop and Dance of the Parents
5. No. 4 Dance Scene - The Presents of Drosselmeyer
6. No. 5 Scene - Grandfather Dance
7. No. 6 Clara and the Nutcracker
8. No. 7 The Nutcracker Battles the Army of the Mouse King - He Wins and Is Transformed into Prince Charming
9. No. 8 In the Christmas Tree
10. No. 9 Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes - Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev
11. No. 10 The Magic Castle on the Mountain of Sweets
12. No. 11 Clara and Prince Charming
13. No. 12a Chocolate (Spanish Dance)
14. No. 12b Coffee (Arabian Dance)
15. No. 12c Tea (Chinese Dance)
16. No. 12d Trépak (Russian Dance)
17. No. 12e Dance of the Reed Pipes
18. No. 12f Polchinelle (The Clown)
19. No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers
20. No. 14a Pas de deux: Intrada
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Yi-Peng VINE VOICE on 17 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Of all the recordings by Gergiev I own, I feel more than ready to consider this among his more pleasing efforts. Gergiev brings a new perspective to this well-worn Tchaiokvsy chestnut, such that it is given a more robust performance than typically given during the myriad of Christmas ballet productions. From the lightness of the overture to the weighty grandeur of the finale, Gergiev ably fleshes out the contrasting moods in the score. Adopting generally brisk speeds, he adopts continuity yet still churns out a magical performance for one to revel in the many felicities of the score. Now, these brisk seeds are not as rushed as many people might think, but they really make the ballet lilt and trip along without sounding clunky like most other recordings of the work. The dramatic mood is suitably conveyed in the transformation scene, and the many famous dances in the Suite are given crisp, robust readings. The two Pas de deux scenes and the various Waltzes convey a stately grandeur, especially during the Waltz of the Flowers. Yet there is also a delicacy in the Sugarplum Fairy's Dance, the Arabian Dance and the Dance of the Reed Pipes. Throughout Gergiev elicits a robust sound from the Kirov Orchestra, with a fine balance between the sections, except perhaps for the wobbly Russian brass. The Philips recording is superb, one of their best recent recordings, sumptuous yet clean and well-detailed. An added bonus is the fact that this Nutcracker only takes up one CD rather than two. Highly highly recommended, especially since this fresh and robust rendition seems destined to put other Nutcrackers to shame. Don't let the bad reviews discourage you - this is a crackling, energetic Nutcracker that really lends a new lease of life to this overplayed ballet.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Firstly the strengths ....the recorded sound is excellent and the music is played with energy, brilliance and musicality. But there's no way that you could dance to this...unless you're a whirling dervish...yet Tchaikovsky composed/fashioned the music with that in mind. I had heard a couple of excerpts from the disc before I went ahead and bought it and I'd hoped the faster tempi wouldn't matter ...but it does... the score is whizzed-through like a shot out of a gun. I can imagine all the whittling-down, second by second that must've gone on behind the scenes in the recording studio, to get the ballet squashed onto one disc. There's hardly a pause in the relentless progress of the music from one track to the next & from the beginning to the end of the disc....and this affects the 'integrity' of the music as a result. 'Pauses' matter.
If you're new to this music & haven't seen the music danced-to, then maybe this all won't matter so much but if you've been touched by Tchaikovsky's magical score where there was time to reflect and enjoy the unfolding pagaent of melody within a dance scenario, then my recommendation is to buy a different interpretation.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
I was a little apprehensive about buying this CD, as you can buy a boxed set of The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty for not a great deal more. However, as I already owned the Seiji Ozawa performance of Swan Lake (another excellent CD), I decided to continue to buy them separately.
I could not have made a better choice.
This CD is, in a word, superb. It is the whole ballet, rather than the extracts found on many other CDs. Although I am not a particular conneseur of clasical music, to me this performance is full of energy and excitement, and I could not possibly fault it. The sound quality is exceptional - perfectly reproduced with no hissing, clicks or buzzes.
This is an essential purchase for anybody who enjoys Tchikovsky's ballets, if not every classical music fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ogedei on 3 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This CD is a treat.
I love the fact you can hear distinctively all the instruments.
And the Mariisnky & Gergiev master Russian music.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By oles@danbbs.dk on 9 Mar. 2001
Format: Audio CD
A highly recommendable performance of The Nutcracker - vivid and passionate and truly Russian! The recording is flawless as well: buy it and enjoy.
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Wonderful fiery version. Forget the moaners who suggest that this is not a true version because it is hurried (allegedly so that it would fit onto one CD). It is an exciting version with first rate recording quality . If you do get hold of a copy, then wait until you have the opportunity and the time to listen to it through good quality speakers or headphones - be prepared for fun.
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By Carel Lindley on 22 Nov. 2012
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An excellent performance of The Nutcraker, fast pace and exciting, bought for my grandchildren after they went to see a live performance. Recommended.
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Two words basically sum up most of the criticism of this album: too fast. Squeezing the Nutcracker onto one disc certainly does require that tempi be on the brisk side, which makes Gergiev's account one that almost bursts at the seams. One loses things and gains things when taking such liberties of tempo. For one thing, Gergiev's Kirov Orchestra plays with gusto, digging into their music; one doesn't get the idea that they're struggling to keep up. Some of the numbers come off with such excitement that Gergiev's approach will leave you greatly impressed with his ability to retain cohesiveness at such a fast pace.

Cohesiveness isn't lost, but other things are. Gergiev has never been big on humor and there's not much here to bring back memories of childhood. While Gergiev's speed is nice in some of the numbers ("The Battle", for instance), in others it seems contrary to the content of the music, especially in "The Waltz of the Snowflakes". Of course Kirov is a Russian orchestra, the one that premiered the work, in fact, which gives it a distinct Russian flavor well suited to the music. As stated earlier, the playing of the orchestra, while not on the same level as the Berlin Philharmonic under Bychkov or Rattle, is always a joy to hear, which keeps interest most of the time.

Speaking of Bychkov and Rattle, they both take more time in the work (Rattle at 86 minutes and Bychkov at 88) which allows for much more reminiscing, more quiet moments where you're lost in a world of daydreams. Dorati in his classic reading with the Concertgebouw is faster, taking it at 83 minutes, but he never sounds rushed, unlike Gergiev. I think those three readings are on a higher plane than this one, more idiomatic, giving more than drive.
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