2LP – gatefold featuring most of the original artwork from the original LP edition: iconic front & back inlay illustrations by Dick Ellescas, inside text in English (only) by W.A. Chislett, and illustrations from first English edition of “The Nutcracker” by Bertall, 1847.
“Tchaikovsky's ballets form a wonderful part of his musical expression – perhaps the most wonderful of all … Such were my thoughts as I listened to this enchanting new recording of the Nutcracker by André Previn and the LSO. As an account of the music it seems to me a wonderfully judged combination of skill and affection … [It] is certainly a performance whose strength comes from its simple eloquence – and there is nothing that can make any music sound better than that … There is a poised and sustained rapture about this performance from end to end that is the very definition of good conducting.” Gramophone, January 1973
Tchaikovsky, Pjotr: The Nutcracker