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MikeT.

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Christmas is just around the corner. My wife and I are making plans to attend the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker performance in our “new” hometown, Chicago. We used to attend almost every year, with our daughters, when we lived here for 15 years. It’s good to be back home.

What’s your favorite recording of the Nutcracker on vinyl?
 

guiller

Active Member
Christmas is just around the corner. My wife and I are making plans to attend the Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker performance in our “new” hometown, Chicago. We used to attend almost every year, with our daughters, when we lived here for 15 years. It’s good to be back home.

What’s your favorite recording of the Nutcracker on vinyl?
Not just one! Complete ballet: Dorati/London Symphony O, Dorati/Concertgebouw O, Ansermet/Suisse Romande O and Rozhdestvensky/Bolshoi Theatre O. (Those are my absolute favourites, but among the more "recent" ones, not on LP but on CD I'd go with Ozawa/Boston SO and Gergiev/Kirov O, but this is not what you asked!). As for the suites, I'd pick Toscanini/NBC, Reiner/Chicago SO, Mravinsky/Leningrad SO (I'm not sure that this one is available on LP, though) and Fistoulari/Paris Conservatoire O.
 
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guiller

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Jolivet:

Concerto pour Ondes Martenot et Orchestre
Concerto pour Harpe et Orchestre de Chambre

Ginette Martenot (ondes martenot)
Lily Laskine (harp)
Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris
André Jolivet

Vega LP

 

guiller

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Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1 In E For 15 Instruments Op. 9 (1906) (*)
Webern: Five Pieces For Orchestra Op. 10 (1913) (*)
Gunnar Berg: Pour piano et orchestre (#)

Béatrice Berg, piano (#)
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jascha Horenstein (*)
Miltiades Caridis (#)

Unicorn LP

 

guiller

Active Member
Lalo:
"Symphonie Espagnole" in D minor Op. 21 for violin and orchestra

Saint-Saëns:
"Introduction et rondo Capriccioso"
, Op. 28 for violin and orchestra
"Havanaise", Op. 83 for violin and orchestra

Arthur Grimiaux (violin)
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Manuel Rosenthal

Philips LP

 

guiller

Active Member
Beethoven:

Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Saint-Saëns:

Havanaise, Op.83
Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28

Jascha Heifetz
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
William Steinberg

HMV (U.K.) LP (RCA recording)

 

guiller

Active Member
Elgar:

Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra Op. 36, "Enigma"
In the South, Op. 50 "Alassio"
Pomp And Circumstance: Op. 39 March No. 4 In G Major, Op. 39 No. 4

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Yehudi Menuhin

Tring International PLC CD

Exceptional recordings!

 

guiller

Active Member
Telemann:

Suite for 2 Horns and Strings in D major, TV 55 no D 19: Wolfgang Basch (Trumpet), Albert Oesterle (Trumpet)
Suite for 2 Horns and Strings in F major, TV 55 no 63: Jan Schroeder (French Horn), Ab Koster (French Horn)
Suite for Trumpet, Strings and Basso Continuo in D major, TV 55 no 19: Wolfgang Basch (Trumpet)
Overture-Suite for 3 Trumpets, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in D major, TV 55 no D 15: Wolfgang Basch (Trumpet), Otto Blasaditsch (Trumpet), Albert Oesterle (Trumpet)
German Bach Soloists
Helmut Winschermann

Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7 by Georg Philipp: Ludwig Güttler (trumpet)
Leipzig New Bach Collegium Musicum
Max Pommer

Laserlight CD

 

guiller

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Handel:

Water Music:
Suite No.1 in F, HWV 348
Suites 2 & 3 in D/G, HWV 348
Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349
Suites 2 & 3 in D/G, HWV 348

Il pastor fido, Overture, HWV 8a

The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock

Archiv CD

 
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