Duke Ellingtons «the Nutcracker Suite», Klaus Henner Russius Reads E. T. A. Hoffmann's «Das Märchen Vom Nussknacker» at Theater Rigiblick
Sun, December 10, 2023
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The Nutcracker Suite was Ellington's first album-length project devoted to the work of another composer. But that's not the only thing that makes this recording special. For the first time, the album cover features both Ellington and his longtime musical partner, composer-arranger Billy Strayhorn, as well as listing three last names as the work's creators: Ellington, Strayhorn and Tchaikovsky. This illustrious round is now joined by E. T. A. Hoffmann's "Nutcracker and Mouse King." You can hear what happens next at Rigiblick. Every year again. Klaus Henner Russius reads.