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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker


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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In The Nutcracker, a Christmas present -- a nutcracker -- comes to life as a handsome prince. He takes the young girl who received him as a present on some fantastic adventures.

Track list:
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Overture
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: March
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Battle Between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Spanish Dance
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Arabian Dance
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Chinese Dance
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Russian Dance
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Mother Gigogne
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker: Final Waltz

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The name of the little girl in The Nutcracker is






2.The name of the instrument that sounds like bells in The Nutcracker is a




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3. In The Nutcracker, Clara and her prince are entertained by lots of dancers.



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