December 25, 2018 – 3:22 am


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Andris Nelsons conducting
Boston 2018 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts; November 10, 2018. Very good
WCRB HD-FM Boston broadcast).

Clemency Burton-Hill,

It’s as quintessentially Christmassy as mince pies, fir trees and carols. Right now, ballet companies all over the globe are presenting their take on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker, and families everywhere are planning their annual pilgrimage to see it. And not just balletomanes: for many people, this is the only time in the year they’d even contemplate spending money on going to the ballet, yet a Christmas without The Nutcracker – as one fan told me – “just wouldn’t be Christmas!”

Click here to find out how Tchaikovsky;s Nutcracker became a Christmas classic.

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The BSO and Andris Nelsons give the American premiere of Latvian composer Andris Dzenîtis’s orchestral work “Mâra”, a BSO co-commission with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig. This is one of two works being performed by the BSO this season to mark the 100th anniversary of Latvian independence (declared November 18, 1918). Dzenîtis calls his new work, which is dedicated to Andris Nelsons and takes its title from a goddess in Latvian mythology, “the musical encoding of my personal understanding of what it means to be Latvian.”

Opening the program is Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1, to be recorded live as part of Andris Nelsons and the BSO’s multi-season exploration of the composer’s symphonies. Shostakovich wrote this symphony while he was still a student, and it immediately established him as one of Russia’s leading artistic figures. Completing the program is Act II of Tchaikovsky’s vibrant, beloved ballet score “The Nutcracker”, which includes the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and the famous series of well-known exotic national dances from the popular “Nutcracker Suite.” - BSO

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Thanks to zootype for sharing the show at Dime.

HD over FM broadcast
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Track 01. Radio Intro 4:20
Track 02. Radio Intro 0:27
Track 03. Andris Dzenitis - Mara 18:35
American premiere; BSO co-commission
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 - omitted
scheduled for official release
Track 04. Radio Outro 1:11
Track 05. Radio Intro 3:46

Tchaikovsky: “The Nutcracker”, Act II [1892]
Track 06. Radio Intro 0:19
Track 07. Nutcracker-II-01 9:10
Track 08. Nutcracker-II-02 3:46
Track 09. Nutcracker-II-03 1:10
Track 10. Nutcracker-II-04 1:09
Track 11. Nutcracker-II-05 2:40
Track 12. Nutcracker-II-06 2:40
Track 13. Nutcracker-II-07 6:53
Track 14. Nutcracker-II-08 5:21
Track 15. Nutcracker-II-09 0:46
Track 16. Nutcracker-II-10 2:29
Track 17. Nutcracker-II-11 1:21
Track 18. Nutcracker-II-12 5:03
Track 19. Radio Outro 2:08
74 mins

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  2. Huh ? What the F ?

    By Pat Grooms on Dec 25, 2018

  3. Rumor has it this is a mixture of big uns and little uns.

    By U L E on Dec 25, 2018

  4. And medium sized uns

    By U L E on Dec 25, 2018

  5. A festive thought: has anyone had a Christmas threesome with Santa and Mrs Claus backstage?

    By Brian Griffin on Dec 25, 2018

  6. I need some beat off material maybe it’ll stop me from crying myself to sleep again because my only enjoyment is posting my pathetic garbage here with my multiple IDs. I should probably run in front of a speeding bus no one would miss me. Sob.

    By Brian Griffin on Dec 26, 2018

  7. Well, it’s a thought. But maybe not just yet, eh?

    By The real Brian Griffin on Dec 26, 2018

  8. It’s multiple people posting with multiple IDs Brian . I find it hard to believe that only one person is posting this stuff . Way too many .

    By Donald on Dec 26, 2018

  9. Isn’t it time for another Sinatra Scholong fest ?

    By C Tony on Dec 26, 2018

  10. that’s a laugh, “Donald”, its still just you and an army of idiotic screen names…and very obviously so.

    By cory on Dec 26, 2018

  11. right C Tony?

    By cory on Dec 26, 2018

  12. I ate Brian’s poo once I hope it wasn’t after he ate Rudolph’s STD ridden droppings. Was it, Brian?? Can you set me up with Mr. Herbert?

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  13. Rumor has it angry people gots little uns

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  14. Rumor has it Corey and Brian both gots little uns

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  15. Rumor has it Corey and Brian is both the same person

    By U L E on Dec 26, 2018

  16. More bloviating from the MANY stupid trolls . Lightin up its the Internet. What the fuck do you expect ?

    By Donald on Dec 26, 2018

  17. This sucks by the way . Guess that comment makes me a troll too . I prefer Rock and Roll and country western music .

    By Donald on Dec 26, 2018

  18. Uptight people should try a prick of Uncle Milte proportions. It would relax you .

    By Scaromouch on Dec 26, 2018

  19. ‘Tchaikovsky sucks?’ sigh . . . . more bloviating . . . . . . .and Grooms can’t even recognise it!! go figure . . . . . . .

    rumour has it that people banging’ on and on repeating themselves about big cocks are deeply insecure about their tiny ickle wee wees

    By if it quacks like a duck . . on Dec 26, 2018

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