EMI Classics is proud to release Tchaikovsky's most famous work, The Nutcracker. This stunning new recording features the world's greatest orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, under the baton of their celebrated conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
This musical fairy tale follows Clara and her unusual prince and protector, the Nutcracker, through adventures and exotic delights in the magical Kingdom of Sweets. The Nutcracker is the most popular ballet, and its annual holiday performances have become a treasured tradition the world over.
This release features the live recording of Act II from December 2009's Silvesterkonzert, Germany's New Year's celebrations. Act I was recorded in the studio during the same period.
The Discovery Edition is the perfect introduction to The Nutcracker, featuring the "greatest hits" from this ever popular work. The edition also features the voices of Libera on "Waltz of the Snowflakes" as well as studio and live recordings.