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
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
The Standard Edition sets itself apart from the typical Nutcracker
offering with the exceptional quality of the recording, video content,
12-page booklet, educational and entertaining essays, and photos.
Also available: the Experience and Discovery Editions.
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