The full score of the suite was issued by Jurgenson in May , and the orchestral parts the following month.
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The score of the Suite was not published separately from the ballet in Tchaikovsky's Complete Collected Works. At the request of the Russian Musical Society, Tchaikovsky donated the manuscript full score of the Suite to the library of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and it carries the inscriptions: "To the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, as a souvenir of the concert on 7 March Tchaikovsky" .
For many years the full score was believed to have been lost, until it was discovered by chance by the conductor Yevgeny Zablotsky among some unrelated papers in Not logged in Log in. Recently, I listened to nine leading recordings of the complete ballet once you know the full score, going back to the suite is like lopping the edges off your wide-screen TV. Here's my guide to help you decide which Nutcracker is for you. To learn more about this beloved ballet, listen to Alison Young's feature about Tchaikovsky's masterpiece.
This is the John Williams of Nutcracker recordings: sweeping, dramatic, and fast-paced with close attention to detail. The battle scenes are genuinely thrilling, and the dance of the snowflakes is uniquely affecting — buoyed by spare, lucid choral work. When you're ready to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and relish in the action, cue this recording.
Under the baton of Bychkov, the Berlin band turn light and airy. The score's sturm und drang is softened in favor of singing strings and whimsical woodwinds.
At points the recording gets a little too soft: the Sugar Plum Fairy traipses so lightly on the celesta that she barely dusts its keys. Still, this is the Nutcracker to turn to when you're looking to soundtrack your family cookie bake. The Nutcracker is a dance, after all, and Ozawa doesn't forget that: the BSO bounces its way through the ballet, keeping strict tempo even during the Grand Pas de Deux.
For other uses, see Nutcracker disambiguation.
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