Thursday, July 09, 2020

Nutcracker In July 09

Time to break some more nuts open, it's your daily dose of Nutcracker In July!  Today's version is by Concertgebouw Orchestra Of Amsterdam-Eduard Van Beinum, Conductor, yet another European orchestra, from the LP Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a; Ravel: Bolero; La Valse (Epic (CBS) BC 1027, Stereo, 1958).  Epic was a budget subsidiary of CBS at the time, so technically this is a budget label version, but I think it's a little nicer that that label might suggest.  And a very early stereo version. Only three tracks here, Miniature Overture, the Characteristic Dances (all lumped into one) and The Waltz Of The Flowers.  Probably still the same length as any other version though (which is pretty long to be crammed into a single LP side).  Enjoy!

1 comment:

Buster said...

Ooh, this is a good one.