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Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete) / Symphony No. 4 (complete)
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Artur Rodzinski, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete) / Symphony No. 4 (complete)
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Artur Rodzinski, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Title: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (complete) / Symphony No. 4 (complete)
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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 9/18/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Ballets & Dances, Ballets, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 028947122821

CD Reviews

Wonderful Performances!
T. Beers | Arlington, Virginia United States | 03/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There aren't many Artur Rodzinski performances in the current catalog which is a great shame. Good as is the competition from Dorati, Mackerras, Tilson Thomas and others, I have to agree that this performance of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is still the performance to own. And the Fourth Symphony is a delicious bonus. Both performances are marvels of orchestral clarity and superb phrasing. Yes, you will notice details in both scores that you've never noticed before. More important, Rodzinski had an uncanny talent for springing rhythms in ways that make many accompaniment parts and transitional sections seem as interesting (& meaningful) as the main lines of musical argument. Delightful! Although the recordings now are almost 50 years old, both are genuine stereo, resplendently re-mastered by Deutsche Grammophon from the Westminster originals. (Westminster was a high fidelity leader in the 1950s, so recording quality here is better than almost any other label could provide at the time.) Over the past year and a half, DG have released a number of Westminster recordings, by Rodzinski, Scherchen and others. I only hope this means that some of Westminster's vast catalog of chamber music and solo instrumental performances will also be released. Having acquired the rights to the Westminster catalog, DG is sitting on a true treasure trove; please release more!"
A Fresh Approach to an Old Favorite
C. C. Black | Princeton, NJ USA | 02/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A joyous, creative reading by an orchestra in top form. This is a beautifully remastered recording of a key performance of the twentieth century."
Diamantine recordings!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

These performances are by themselves legendary treasures framed into we should name top-flight acoustic legends.

The Nutcracker is - with the only exception of Ormandy- Philadelphia- who never recorded entirely, the most extraordinary version ever recorded. Pristine elegence and sumptuous refinement and idomatic eloquence are some of the most exciting adjectives to qualify it.

The Fourth Symphony is another surprising finding; the fate's call and the kaleidoscopic approach and dramatic feature are expressed with absolute conviction, radiant lyricism and fervent passion.

It's time for the new generations of listeners to intend to return and realize about the special significance of this talented conductor.

Recommendation of first priority!