Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake; The Nutcracker
Anatole Fistoulari
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825225
Barcode
00028948252251
Format
2-CD
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PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Swan Lake*
(Abridged version)

Alfredo Campoli, solo violin
Willem de Mont, solo cello
London Symphony Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari

The Nutcracker – Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: Introduction (Moderato assai) - No. 1 Scène (Allegro giusto)
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Russian Dance (Trepak)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: Pas de deux: Introduction (Moderato) - Variations I & II - Coda
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 24 Scène (Allegro - Valse - Allegro vivo)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act IV: No. 27 Danses des petits cygnes (Moderato)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act IV: Valse - bluette
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act IV: Un poco di Chopin (Tempo di mazurka)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act IV: No. 28 Scène (Allegro agitato)
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Miniature Overture
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: March
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Arabian Dance (Coffee)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 20 Danse hongroise (Czárdás)
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Chinese Dance (Tea)
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Dance of the Reed-Pipes
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Waltz of the Flowers
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2, Act I Scene & Coda
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Pas de Deux (Permission de dix heures) - Scene & Dance of The Grandfather
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Pas de deux (Andante maestoso)
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Waltz Of The Snowflakes
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Scene - Prelude to Act 2
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Spanish Dance
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 23 Mazurka
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: Polka - Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 4a Pas de trois: Intrada (Allegro)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 12 Scène (Allegro)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 4c Pas de trois: Allegro semplice
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 4d Pas de trois: Moderato
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 4e Pas de trois: Allegro
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 4f Pas de trois: Coda (Allegro vivace)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 6 Pas d'action (Andantino quasi moderato - Allegro)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 7 Sujet
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act I: No. 8 Danse des coupes (Tempo di polacca)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 10 Scène (Moderato)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 11 Scène (Allegro moderato)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13a Danse des cygnes: Valse
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 21 Danse espagnole (Allegro non troppo. Tempo di bolero)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13b Danse des cygnes: Odette solo/Première danse de la reine des cygnes (Moderato assai)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13d Danse des petits cygnes (Allegro moderato)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13c Danse des cygnes: Valse
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13e Danse des cygnes: Pas d'action: Odette et le prince/Deuxième danse de la reine des cygnes (Andante)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 13g Danse des cygnes: Coda (Allegro vivace)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act II: No. 14 Scène (Moderato)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 15 Danse de fançailles (Allegro giusto)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 17 Scène: Entrée des invités (Fanfares) et la valse (Allegro)
Swan Lake, Op. 20, TH.12, Act III: No. 18 Scène (Allegro)
Nutcracker Suite, No. 2: Final Waltz & Apotheosis
Recording information

Recording Producer: John Culshaw
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson
Recording Locations: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 21, 2, 29, 30 January & 28 March 1952 (Swan Lake); La Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France, 21–23 June 1951 (The Nutcracker)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne (Audio Archiving Company)
Original Decca LP Releases: LXT 2681–82 (Swan Lake); Decca LXT 2611 (The Nutcracker)

Reviews

‘Fistoulari, who conceives the work on a broader scale [than a Prague-based recording], gives the music a more imposing sweep; it is the grand pattern than counts for him, and in achieving this pattern he gives us the feel of an actual ballet performance rather than a ballet recording … [the LSO] have been recorded with rare skill – sound that is resonant, clear and luminous.’ High Fidelity (Swan Lake)

‘His way with the ubiquitous Suite No. 1 is put in the shade only by Beecham’s – generally relaxed, danceable tempos as if he can see the choreography transpiring before him and he brings the same balletic feel to the other Nutcracker pieces, leaving out some repeats so he can squeeze in more music.’ Fanfare (Suites from The Nutcracker)