Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu

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 …

SIGCD542  51 minutes 37 seconds
‘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)