Saturday, July 11, 2020

Nutcracker In July 11

Happy Saturday!  Time for your cracked nuts of the day.  Today is by Sir Adrian Boult With The New Symphony Orchestra Of London from the LP Tchaikovsky's Greatest Ballets (Quintessence (Pickwick) PMC 7010, Stereo, 1976).  Quintessence seems to have been an attempt at an upscale product from budget label Pickwick. I guess they weren't as budget as some, they did a lot of licensing of real tracks and albums as well as cut rate versions of songs, but they were always short albums.  Maybe 10 tracks instead of twelve, or even less in some cases.  It's a long sordid tale.  But anyhow, here's another Nutcracker Suite for you, as told across eight tracks.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

Buster said...

Thanks, I think I have this one and it's pretty good, as I recall.

Quintessence's classical material was generally of high quality. A lot of it, including this recording, came from Reader's Digest originals that were recorded by English Decca. This particular session was in July 1960.

Ernie said...

Oh, so it's an oldie...