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Tchaikovsky' Nutcracker Soundtrack



I own none of this!

The Nutcracker Soundtrack by Bonn Classical Philharmonics & Heribert Beissel.
This is the Christmas edition, though when I was looking around, there is no difference in the songs from the other editions. Any songs that you think are missing, may be due to the insertion of other songs. It is not uncommon for dance troupes to add songs as needed if they have a lot of people.

Oct 2, 2015
A lot of people have been commenting that this is not the complete version (that they know of). Below I have a quote from Wikipedia which I hope answers why.

“Although the original ballet is only about 85 minutes long if performed without applause or an intermission, and therefore much shorter than either Swan Lake or The Sleeping Beauty, some modern staged performances have omitted or re-ordered some of the music, or inserted selections from elsewhere, thus adding to the confusion over the suites. In fact, most of the very famous versions of the ballet have had the order of the dances slightly re-arranged, if they have not actually altered the music. For instance, the 1954 George Balanchine New York City Ballet version adds to Tchaikovsky’s score an entr’acte that the composer wrote for Act II of The Sleeping Beauty, but which is now seldom played in productions of that ballet. It is used as a transition between the departure of the guests and the battle with the mice. Nearly all of the CD and LP recordings of the complete ballet present Tchaikovsky’s score exactly as he originally conceived it.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nutcracker#The_music

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