Sonic Grade: B?
Not sure if we would still agree with what we wrote back in the ’90 when this record came out, but here it is anyway.
“Superb! New records just don’t sound any better! This is the complete Nutcracker Ballet as conducted by Ansermet for Decca, a record that sets a standard of performance and sound that is unlikely ever to be equaled, and almost certainly not to be surpassed.”