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ReallyGreatConcerts
14-12-2010, 16:24
Music Director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Simon Rattle discusses the astonishing music Tchaikovsky wrote for his famous ballet (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703380104576015634182667402.html)- and why you can never hear it too often :)

ReallyGreatConcerts
14-12-2010, 16:27
And I couldn't resist a link to Matthew Bourne's astonishing production of NUTCRACKER :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugQYItbfUnQ

PS This is the complete ballet, and not just a clip - although it's split up into YouTube-sized chunks.

Nattta
14-12-2010, 16:42
Magnificent!
So different from the classical version which makes it even more interesting!

ReallyGreatConcerts
14-12-2010, 18:03
Magnificent!
So different from the classical version which makes it even more interesting!

Glad you liked it! Move on towards the end (there are 7-8 clips, I think?) to see the Sweetie Ball - a really great piece of fantasy! :) The giant cake is the star item :)

Muromets
14-12-2010, 19:18
Glad you liked it! Move on towards the end (there are 7-8 clips, I think?) to see the Sweetie Ball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45V4eNBuxP8&feature=related)- a really great piece of fantasy! :) The giant cake is the star item :)

Superb interpretation of nutcracker. Just superb!

Thanks for posting.

tvadim133
14-12-2010, 22:34
Amazing!

What I like here is that Music sounds very modern with such kind of Choreography.

And the director (choreographer) follows even small nuances of music very correctly, definitely.

Nattta
15-12-2010, 00:25
Funny. It is difficult to follow the music - so much is going on at the stage
Can't imagine this kind of performance at the Bolshoi or at the Kremlin Palace:)

It is a pity that such mix of classical music and contemporary dancing performance you rarely can find in Moscow. Yeh, most of the best shows are abroad. :(

tvadim133
15-12-2010, 00:31
Funny. It is difficult to follow the music - so much is going on at the stage
Can't imagine this kind of performance at the Bolshoi or at the Kremlin Palace:)

It is a pity that such mix of classical music and contemporary dancing performance you rarely can find in Moscow. Yeh, most of the best shows are abroad. :(

You are partially mistaken.

There were some ballets ("Swan Lake", for example, but not very successful to my mind).

What true is that russians are a bit more conservative (I am, for example, but when they do not do smth real good, but mock classical masterpiece).