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Album Review

This version of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" performed by The Modern Mandolin Quartet is magnificently orchestrated. It also features music from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Mozart's "Magic Flute," and guest appearances by Ransom Wilson on flute and Edgar Meyer on bass.

Customer Reviews

Way Cool!!!!

As a mandolin player, this album is a must.....This suite is not something you hear on this beautiful instrument everyday!!!

Excellent and unusual holiday music

So, I'm a big fan of "The Nutcracker", and I'm also a big fan of good Christmas/Holiday music and some forms of bluegrass. This album is simply excellent. It's a really unique take on the Nutcracker. It's done completely with Bluegrass intruments, from Mandolin, to Guitar, to stand-up Bass. If you're willing to not demand the Philharmonic and simply enjoy the music for how it's made and for its uniqueness, you're going to really like this version. I first heard it two years ago, and it's now a holiday staple for my family and me.


Formed: 1985

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

This ensemble was formed in the mid-'80s as the brainchild of Mike Marshall, an internationally acclaimed mandolin player best known for his work with David Grisman and Montreux. Marshall was looking for a way to bring respectability to an instrument primarily known for bluegrass and quaint folk tunes. Toward this end, he established a string-quartet-style group featuring the extended family of mandolin instruments. Marshall and Dana Rath play standard mandolins (which take the place of violins),...
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