Anatole Fistoulari

Anatole Fistoulari (1907 – 1995) was a Ukrainian conductor, and made his conducting debut at the age of 7, with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6. He was particularly known for his ballet conducting.
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suites
Suite No.1
1. Miniature Overture
2. March
3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Russian Dance (Trepak)
5. Arab Dance
6. Chinese Dance
7. Dance of the Mirlitons
8. Waltz of the Flowers
Suite No.2
1. Scene (Act 1) and Coda
2. Pas de deux, Scene and Grandfather Dance
3. Pas de deux (Andante maestoso)
4. Waltz of the Snowflakes
5. Scene (Act 2), Spanish Dance
6. Final Waltz and Apotheosis
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (Paris), Anatole Fistoulari
Decca LXT 5371
Matrices ARL-901-4, ARL-902-5
Recorded 21st – 23rd June 1951

Anatole Fistoulari’s early Decca LP of the Nutcracker is unusual in allowing us to hear not just the well-known Nutcracker Suite, but also a second Suite selected from the ballet by Fistoulari.

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