[New York] : Elektra Nonesuch, 1993
1 sound disc (73 min., 33 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 inLanguage:
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky ; choreography by George Balanchine ; soundtrack produced by John McClure
New York City Ballet Orchestra ; David Zinman, conductor
Recorded at Manhattan Center Studios, New York City
Overture -- Act I Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum's: Marie and Fritz awake, guests arrive, unveiling of the Christmas tree -- March -- Father-daughter dance, grandparent's arrival -- Gifts, Herr Drosselmeier's arrival with his nephew, toy dolls, toy soldier -- Herr Drosselmeier's gifts, hobby horse, the Nutcracker -- Grandfather's dance -- Guests depart -- Marie's dream -- The battle -- Nutcracker and Marie depart for the pine forest -- Waltz of the snowflakes. Act II Land of sweets: Sugarplum fairy -- Hot chocolate -- Coffee -- Tea -- Candy cane -- Marzipan -- Mother Ginger and her Polichenelles -- Waltz of the flowers -- Sugarplum fairy and Cavalier pas de deux -- Sugarplum fairy and cavalier coda -- Finale
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