EMI Classics is proud to release Tchaikovsky’s most famous work, The Nutcracker. This stunning new recording features the world’s greatest orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of their celebrated conductor Sir Simon Rattle, who is celebrating his 30th anniversary as an exclusive EMI Classics artist. This musical fairytale follows Clara and her unusual prince and protector, The Nutcracker, through adventures and exotic delights in the magical Kingdom of Sweets.
The Nutcracker is the most popular ballet, and its annual holiday performances have become a treasured tradition the world over. This release features the live recording of Act II from December 2009’s Silvesterkonzert, Germany’s New Year’s celebrations. Act I was recorded in the studio during the same period.
The Standard Edition sets itself apart from the typical Nutcracker offering with the exceptional quality of the recording, video content, 12-page booklet, educational and entertaining essays and photos.