While we can't be together at a concert for now, our dedication to bring you wonderful music remains! Welcome to Milwaukee Symphony Musical Journeys. Hosted by Music Director Ken-David Masur and featuring interviews with Milwaukee Symphony musicians, these recordings are hand-curated by Maestro Masur from the orchestra’s extensive audio archive. Check back every two weeks on Friday for a new episode to enjoy.

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Recorded November 29 – December 1, 2002
Andreas Delfs, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Selections from The Nutcracker, Opus 71

Recorded February 10 – 12, 2012
Edo de Waart, conductor
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Suite from The Nutcracker, Opus 71a

Act I

Overture (Begins at 3:20)
2. March (Begins at 8:32)
1. Decoration of the Christmas Tree (Begins at 11:04)
6. Scena: Clara and the Nutcracker (Begins at 13:57)
7. Battle Scene (Begins at 16:35)

Act II

11. Scena: Clara and the Prince (Begins at 17:22)
12. Divertissment

  • a. Chocolate: Spanish Dance (Begins at 19:32)
  • b. Coffee: Arabian Dance (Begins at 20:46)
  • c. Tea: Chinese Dance (Begins at 24:25)
  • d. Trepak: Russian Dance (Begins at 25:31)
  • e. Dance of the Reed Flutes (Begins at 26:48)
  • f. Mother Ginger and the Polichinelles (Begins at 29:14)

13. Waltz of the Flowers (Begins at 32:13)
14. Pas de deux (Begins at 39:20)

  • ii. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Begins at 44:11)

From Act I

9. Waltz of the Snowflakes (Begins at 47:53)

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