Sunday, December 16, 2007

#4 Favorite Christmas CD: The Nutcracker


I know I talked about The Nutcracker in the movie section, where I recommended it for the dancing. Here, I'm recommending it for the music.

If you've never listened to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, you owe it to yourself to do it. Now. There are so many versions of this musical dream that I suggest you go to your local CD shop and listen to a few, then select the one you like best. Or you can get this one here. It's the complete ballet performed by the Utah Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Abravanel.

Now playing on my iPod: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy (danced by the Bolshoi Ballet)

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