The New Age Music Artist Albedo will be releasing a new album called “The Nutcracker” on the 18th of November. It is a New Age arrangement of the classical work The Nutcracker, Op. 71 composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It contains acoustic instruments mixed with synthetics and orchestral samples. The musical style is similar to Mannheim Steamroller, Isao Tomita and Vangelis.
This is a full album of 14 songs, and over 40 minutes in total length. The songs featured on the album are: Overture, March, Grandfather Waltz, Waltz of the Snowflakes, Spanish Dance, Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance, Dance of the Reed Flutes, Mother Ginger and Her Children, Waltz of the Flowers, Tarantella, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Final Waltz and Apotheosis.
The woodwind solos were played by Doug Clyde including the Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Oboe and Clarinet.
This will be Albedo’s 12th studio album. His last album, called “The Planets,” is a New Age arrangement of the classical work The Planets, Op. 32 composed by Gustav Holst. It also contains acoustic instruments mixed with synthetics and orchestral samples, and the musical style is also similar to Mannheim Steamroller, Isao Tomita and Vangelis.
“The Nutcracker” will be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby, etc., on November 18, 2016, which is 123 years and 11 months after the premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet in St. Petersburg. For those that can’t wait, the album is currently available in HD Audio format on Albedo’s website, where you can get all the songs from the album right now in 24bit, 96 khz HD quality.
Sample the album on the artist’s homepage (Editor’s notice: the page seems to be down at the moment – hopefully it will be up soon)