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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Highlights / Tilson Thomas

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
Conductor Ensemble Composer
Notes & Reviews:

Michael Tilson Thomas and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform a splendid version of the Christmastime classic, with highlights featured here. Songs include "Arrival of Drosselmeyer," "Clara and the Nutcracker," "Waltz of the Snowflakes," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," "Decoration of the Christmas Tree," "Grandfather's Dance" and "Waltz of the Flowers." ~ Gina Boldman



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Overture
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Decoration of the Christmas Tree
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: March
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Children's Galop and Entry of the Parents
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Arrival of Drosselmeyer
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Grandfather's Dance
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Clara and the Nutcracker
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: The Battle
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: In the Pine Forest (Journey Through the Snow)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Snowflakes
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Chocalate (Spanish Dance)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Coffee (Arabian Dance)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Tea (Chinese Dance)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Trepak (Russian Dance)
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Dance of the Reed Flutes
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Mother Gigogne and the Puppets
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz of the Flowers
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Variation II Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Waltz Finale
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Apotheosis
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892