Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty

by Mikhail Pletnev
     
 
In this five-disc boxed set, Deutsche Grammophon brings together previously released recordings of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets: "Swan Lake," the "Nutcracker," and "The Sleeping Beauty." Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are featured in "Swan Lake" and the "Nutcracker" in recordings made in 1978 and 1990, and Mikhail

Overview

In this five-disc boxed set, Deutsche Grammophon brings together previously released recordings of Tchaikovsky's three great ballets: "Swan Lake," the "Nutcracker," and "The Sleeping Beauty." Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are featured in "Swan Lake" and the "Nutcracker" in recordings made in 1978 and 1990, and Mikhail Pletnev leads the Russian National Orchestra in "The Sleeping Beauty," recorded in 1997. The Boston Symphony is in top-notch form and the players deliver a precise and polished reading of the two ballets. Ozawa leads a fun, spirited performance of the "Nutcracker," but his version of "Swan Lake" lacks the ideal grace and fluidity. Pletnev and the Russian National Orchestra make the most of "The Sleeping Beauty"'s colorful and dramatic score. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is clean and lively.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2004
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947751533
catalogNumber:
000345202
Rank:
50469

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Tracks

  1. The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Nikolaus Boddin  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Jules Eskin  - Armando Ghitalla  - Seiji Ozawa  - Joseph Silverstein  - Bernard Zighera  - W.P. Begitschew  - F.W. Geltzer  - Johann Georg Geyger
  2. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  -  American Boychoir  - Alison Ames  - Nikolaus Boddin  -  Boston Symphony Orchestra  - Seiji Ozawa  - Marius Petipa  - Johann Georg Geyger
  3. The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Nikolaus Boddin  - Nigel Boon  - Marius Petipa  - Mikhail Pletnev  -  Russian National Orchestra  - Johann Georg Geyger  - Ivan Vsevolozhsky

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