Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Favorite Selections - Cincinnati Conservatory Children's Choir; Julie Spangler (celeste); Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; Erich Kunzel (conductor)
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  1. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Overture
  2. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 1. The Christmas Tree
  3. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 2. March
  4. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 3. Children's Galop and Arrival of the Guests
  5. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 4. Pas de deux (Doll and Toy Soldier) Tempo di Valse
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  1. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Overture
  2. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 1. The Christmas Tree
  3. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 2. March
  4. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 3. Children's Galop and Arrival of the Guests
  5. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 4. Pas de deux (Doll and Toy Soldier) Tempo di Valse
  6. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 1. Scene 6. Magic Spell Begins
  7. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 2. Scene 8. Scene in the Pine Forest (Journey through the Snow)
  8. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 1. Tableau 2. Scene 9. Waltz of the Snowflakes
  9. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 10. The Magic Castle
  10. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 11. Clara and the Prince
  11. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Chocolate: Spanish Dance
  12. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Coffee: Arabian Dance
  13. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Tea: Chinese Dance
  14. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Trepak: Russian Dance
  15. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Dance of the Mirlitons
  16. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 12. Divertissement. Mother Gigone and Her Little Clowns
  17. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 13. Waltz of the Flowers
  18. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Dance of the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy
  19. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Variation 1. Tarantella
  20. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Variation 2. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
  21. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 14. Pas de deux. Coda
  22. Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71: Act 2. Scene 15. Final Waltz and Apotheosis
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As popular performers of classical music's greatest hits, it seems strange that Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops had not recorded Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker until 2007. The recording is subtitled "Favorite Selections," implying that it's more than just the suite (parts of which they have done on Tchaikovsky and ballet samplers), but less than the full ballet. Actually, all that's missing here is the "Grandfather's Dance" and the "Battle and Transformation" scene, which then begs the question of why not stretch the ...

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, Favorite Selections 2007, Telarc Distribution

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