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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

Learn more about Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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This Week's Quiz

The name of the little girl in The Nutcracker is

 Alice

 Clara

 Anne

 Betsy

 Adeline

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

 celeste

 tambourine

 calliope

 tam tam

 xylophone

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

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

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

Learn more about Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The name of the little girl in The Nutcracker is

 Alice

 Clara

 Anne

 Betsy

 Adeline

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

 celeste

 tambourine

 calliope

 tam tam

 xylophone

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

 True

 False

 

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