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Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

Alexandra Dariescu (piano), Lindsey Russell (narrator)
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Label: Signum Classics
Recording details: October 2017
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Tim Oldham
Engineered by Andrew Mellor
Release date: April 2018
Total duration: 51 minutes 37 seconds

Cover artwork: Cover image by Dwayne Lewars, Hart D'Lacey.

Pianist Alexandra Dariescu presents a reimagining of the classic ballet tale of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, with Alex herself taking the role of Clara, now a little girl longing to fulfil her dream of becoming a pianist …


‘Dariescu's playing is charming, shapely and precise … best of all, perhaps, is the ballet's crown jewel Pas de deux, which is sweeping in its emotional breadth’ (Gramophone)
In a land far away, a very long time ago, there lived a little girl who had a big dream. She wanted to become a pianist …

Jessica Duchen © 2018

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