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Album Review

There are only so many ways you can say it, but it's worth repeating: the combination of Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra is one of the all-time best when it comes to performing Russian music for the stage. The recording of the complete Nutcracker is just one example of their particular skills. There is a clarity and precision to the orchestra's playing that gives Tchaikovsky's music sparkle, while Gergiev breathes life into the dances and few moments of drama that are in the story. Melodies and countermelodies seamlessly pass from one instrument to another, and every nuance of dynamics and timing. And yet that attention to detail does not detract from the enchantment of the presentation. It's a refreshing reading of the complete ballet that stands in contrast to the often run-of-the-mill and clichéd performances of the Nutcracker Suite., Rovi

Customer Reviews


This opera is not performed nearly enough, but the material from it is rich and beautiful. For aspring singers, the arias in here are wonderful to incorporate in your rep, as long as you are brave enough to tackle the Russian. For people who love to appreciate opera, you'll find the music hauntingly beautiful.

A good recording of an under-appreciated gem

I saw Valery Gergiev conduct this in Los Angeles in 2001 with Placido Domingo in the lead role and was blown away by the opera. Valery Gergiev reads the music well...actually this is something of an understatement, and I think that Gergiev is one of the greatest conductors alive today. This recording is well worth your money.

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Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame, Gegam Grigorian
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  • $29.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music, Opera
  • Released: Sep 07, 1993

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