Thursday, July 16, 2020

Nutcracker In July 16

Now that we've made it past the halfway point, well, nothing's really going to change. I've still got a nutcracker a day for you for the time being.  Today's version is by Andre Kostelanetz And His Orchestra (or Kosty to his friends), from the LP Nutcracker Suite + Music Of Tchaikovsky (Columbia Masterworks ML 4151, Mono, 1950). I believe Kostelanetz was Russian, just like Tchaikovsky, so perhaps he was a special feel for this music.  Give it a listen and let me know what you think.


Badgercat said...

Thanks, Ernie. Big fan of Kostelanetz's versions of the Nutcracker. In fact, you've shared several during previous July's, but nothing back to 1950 I don't believe. Thanks for this.

Ernie said...

I've recorded other individual songs for this year as well, but I'm not sure what to do with them. I haven't been mixing them up with the other CiJ shares like I normally would.

And every year is chock full of repeats from previous years. If I find the record again, and it's in good shape or I remember enjoying it, I'll grab it again and start over. :) But that's starting to get expensive and I ran out of room for more records a long time ago. Things are going to have to change... :(

Buster said...

Thanks, Ernie. I am preparing a Kosty post myself.

If you are running out of room for records, clearly you need a bigger place, not fewer records.

JustaJeepGuy said...

"If you are running out of room for records, clearly you need a bigger place, not fewer records."

Yes, it's all a matter of perspective.

Ernie said...

Well, yes, I do need more room. But right now it's either room for the records or room for the girlfriend. ;)