The three 2-CD 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.
A Decca Eloquence CD set in the Decca Ansermet Legacy series.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Act II (beginning)
Act II (conclusion)
Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in G major, Op. 55
Suite for Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 61 ‘Mozartiana’
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Recording producers: James Walker (The Nutcracker); John Mordler (Suites)
Recording engineers: Roy Wallace (The Nutcracker); James Lock (Suites)
Recording locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, November 1958 (The Nutcracker); December 1966 (Suites)