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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

Alice

Clara

Anne

Betsy

Adeline


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

celeste

tambourine

calliope

tam tam

xylophone


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

True

False


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