This CD is a great addition to anyone's holiday music collection. Tchaikovsky’s classic masterpiece will thrill you with images of marching toy soldiers and dancing sugar plum fairies! The story of the Nutcracker and the accompanying music is one of the most treasured and performed of all time. This very recording has sold several million copies.
Remember sleighs drawn by horses with bells on their bridles, soft winter rides across snow covered fields, long cloth coated skaters whirling across frozen ponds, ladies in fur hats and muffs, lonesome snowmen with eyes of coal, boys and snowball fights, hickory smoke rising from the chimney and the smells of your mother’s cooking on an iron stove.
All your long lost memories now recalled with the fondness of curling up in front of the fireplace with your “someone special” for that cup of hot buttered rum on another long winter’s night. As the fire crackles and the coals glow, let your heart warm to the gentle sounds of the season.
These notions, captured in the timeless lithograph of Currier and Ives now come alive in this special holiday recording from the renowned London Symphony orchestra.