A whirling start of this year's Advent Calender: Waltz of the Flowers and Trepak from Tchaikowsky's ballet The Nutcracker. The work is a returning event on opera and ballet scenes worldwide in the advent period, and lot of children has been amused by the history of little Clara in the Drosselmeyr family. The famous Waltz of the Flowers is from the second act.
The performance is by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Jensen. The orchestra was and is still performing in the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen in the summer season, but in the winter season, it performs as the Copenhagen Philharmonic or Sjellands Symphony Orchestra.
Thomas Jensen (1898-1963) was a Danish conductor and cellist. He worked as cellist in the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, which he also conducted in the period 1936-1947 together with Svend Chr. Felumb. He was one of the founders of the Århus Orchestra in 1935, and was chief conductor there until he went to the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1957.
The Danish discographer Jens Hansen dates this recording to 1947. The recording sessions took place in Odd Fællov-Paleet in Copenhagen on August 19, 20 and 22. This fine concert venue was since, sadly, destroyed in a fire.
The record is published by Musica with number DE 25060 and matrixes 2860 B [parallelogram] NDS. K. and 2859 A R [parallelogram] B NDS. K.
2860 B Rombe R NDS. K.
Sist oppdatert: 11.04.2011 12:28. Nettansvarlig
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