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A cracker of an album to be nuts about.

Advantages: Exquisite dance music. A fesrive fantasia.
Disadvantages: A little too fast moving

With all the festivities of Christmas now begun, we are bombarded with advertisements of Christmas Films, Pantomimes and CDs. Among these, and often overlooked, is The Nutcracker composed by Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky was already well known ...

MAFARRIMOND 04.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet

Advantages: Beautiful, carefree winding melodies, memorable sequences, wonderful for the christmas season.
Disadvantages: Absolutely none.

Introduction The Nutcracker Ballet remains the most popular of Tchaikovsky's later works, despite being released to low acclaim during the 1890's it grew into one of the most renowned and loved classical compositions to date. Indeed, even Disney ...

Credance100 02.12.2004 · Read full review
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Hear hysterical heroines here!

Advantages: Virtuosic operatic vocalism, unusual repertoire, mad scenes...
Disadvantages: Fleming's voice is maybe not best suited for this...

Bel Canto - she sure can belto If there is any area in classical music which polarises opinion more than singers and singing, then I have yet to come across it. I've been in opera performances where the conductor has had to halt the show after an aria ...

Maestrolover 11.07.2008 · Read full review
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