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Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil reinvigorate Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker' / KDFC: Album Of the Week

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When a conductor of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker doesn't have to worry about what the dancers are doing on stage, it can be very freeing! It certainly is for Gustavo Dudamel in this inspired concert performance with the LA Phil from 2013. In his LA Times review, Mark Swed wrote: "For those for whom the images of dancing snowflakes, the Sugar Plum Fairy and violence to mice are inextricably connected to the music, this will be a revelation."   

For the Week of December 10th, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel in Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker is KDFC: San Francisco 'Album Of the Week.'   SEE KDFC PAGE     Photo by Vera Evans