Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker - Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov - 2006 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker – Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Alexander Vedernikov – 2006 (FLAC, 24BIT – 88KHZ)

Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theater Orchestra
Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 88kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Pentatone
Size: 1.69 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes
Server: rapidgator

Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker
Complete Ballet

CD 1:

Act 1

01. Overture (3:10)

Tableau I

02. Decoration of the Christmas tree (4:01)
03. March (2:26)
04. Children’s gallop and entry of the parents (2:34)
05. Arrival of Drosselmayer (6.06)
06. The Nutcracker and Grandfather dance (7:07)
07. Departure of the guests. Night (7:13)

Tableau II

08. The battle and transformation scene (3:37)
09. The forest of fir trees in winter (3:53)
10. Waltz of the snowflakes (7:09)


Act 2

Tableau III

01. The enchanted palace of the kingdom of sweets (4:07)
02. Arrival of Clara and the Nutcracker (4:38)


03. a. Chocolate — Spanish Dance (1:14)
04. b. Ccoffee — Arabian Dance (3:24)
05. c. Tea — Chinese Dance (1:04)
06. d. Trepak — Russian Dance (1:08)
07. e. Dance of the Toy Flutes (2:42)
08. f. Mother Gigogne and the clowns (2:49)
09. Waltz of the flowers (7:00)
10. Pas de deux — The Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy (5:06)
11. Variation I (Tarantella) (0:47)
12. Variation II (Dance of The Sugar-Plum Fairy) (2:14)
13. Coda (1:24)
14. Final waltz and apotheosis (5:24)

From “Swan Lake” Op. 20. Pas de deux (Appendix)

15. Introduction (4:37)
16. Variation 1 (0:53)
17. Variation 2 (0:52)
18. Coda (2:24)

From “Eugene Onegin” Op. 24

19. Polonaise (Act 3) (5:00)

The music is widely recognized as something magical, a perennial favorite. What justifys a new recording though? Simply this: The magic of this music is more easily comprehended in live performance than a recording. This is a fine performance, but you when this recording is played on the right equipment ie, a multichannel SACD system, you get MUCH more of the magic you would hear in a live performance – its like you are there in the audience about 10 rows from the stage in a center seat, and folks, that is truly something wonderful. This recording captures all the ambiance of the hall and recreates this from five speakers in your listening room. The reflections from the back of the hall and sides of the hall are reproduced from the rear and front speakers so that reflections correctly appear to come at you from the sides and rear of the hall. No, its not absolutely perfect, but its the closest thing to it I ever heard in reproduced sound!



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