The three 2CD Tchaikovsky/Ansermet sets, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, represent his complete Tchaikovsky recordings for Decca. Ansermet’s recording of The Nutcracker is in a league of its own and many will find fascinating his own sequencing of numbers from Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty. Refined, yet passionate, many of the pieces on these recordings make their first international appearance on CD.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Recording producer: James Walker
Recording engineer: Roy Wallace
Recording location: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, April 1959