Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Nutcracker In July 01

And now for something a little new. Instead of boring you with a few selections from The Nutcracker every day, and mixing them in with the other shares, I've decided to just share out a different complete version every day for as long as I can.  I may have enough to get me through the end of the month, I'm not sure.  But I'll warn you, once you've heard one version, you've pretty much heard them all.  Well, that's not entirely true, I do have at least one version that's new to the blog and it will knock your socks off, I guarantee!  And a rerun version that's pretty good too, but we'll get to those later in the month.  So if you're interested, download them, if not, they'll be pretty easy to skip.  Here's the first one, a version in eight parts by William Steinberg And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from the LP Verdi-Quartet In E Minor & Tchaikovsky-The Nutcracker Suite Opus 71A (Command Classics/ABC CC11027SD, Stereo, 1964).  Ooh, from the Command label, this one should be good!


Buster said...

Thanks, Ernie - I haven't heard this version, and I like those Steinberg records on Command.

Ernie said...

Some of the records I'm sharing from this year have been in the pile to rip for five years or more. This is probably one of those. Hard to sit through so much Nutcracker.

Badgercat said...

Now we're talkin'!!! Thanks for this, Ernie. I look forward to having my socks knocked off later this month! Happy July...

Ernie said...

Oh, socks will be knocked, don't you worry. It's another of those records that's been in the stack so long I'd quit actually seeing it, but boy, was that a mistake!

coppinsuk said...

Hi Ernie,

Very much enjoyed Steinberg's Nutcracker Suite, but would dearly love to hear the coupling of the orchestral arrangement of Verdi's String Quartet.

Didn't know of this recording.

Any chance that you could transcribe and upload the complete LP (with covers etc), when you have the time.

It would be most welcome.

Thanking you in anticipation.


Douglas (UK)

Ernie said...

Thanks for the note, but I've got plenty of stuff in the pile to rip (with covers, etc.) to last me the rest of my natural born days, I think. Now that you're aware of such a recording, I encourage you to seek out a copy for yourself.

More nuts to come!