I'm looking for a good recording (or better) of a very good performance. So far I've seen recommended:
1)Marvinski, 1946 recording---can't find
2)Gergiev, Kirov Orchistra on Phillips--- was a single cd and don't know if the whole piece in on the issue.
3)Rodzinski, Royal Phil/Orch---found on line for $22.
4)Nutcracker complete, Telarc 1990 at Best Buy for $25
I've also read Bach's Christmas Oratorio was very good. On Virgin by Philippee Herrewighe or on Archiv by John Elliot Gardiner. Both have been hard to find.