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The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
Michael Tilson Thomas, Philharmonia Orchestra
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - III. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy 

By Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performed By Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas And The Philharmonia Orchestra

pentatonix just won their third grammy and this time it was for country performance

i am so proud of them, three out of three won as they continue growing and inspiring

can you believe they have a grammy for an electronic song (daft punk), a classical song (dance of the sugar plum fairy) and a country song (jolene) being an a cappella band? how beautiful is that? they are a perfect example of well rounded musicians and it is so empowering

congratulations pentatonix i love you 

xx beatrice

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - III. Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a - XII. Divertissement : Dance Of The Reed Flutes

By Composer Pyotr ilyich Tchaikovsky

Performed By Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas And The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op.71, Act II: Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Berliner Philharmoniker
The Nutcracker - Ballet, Op.71, Act II: Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

The Nutcracker Ballet, Op.71, Act II: Variation II: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

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December 18th 1892: The Nutcracker debuts

On this day in 1892, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker received its debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. By this point, Tchaikovsky was a noted composer, and had already produced his masterpieces the ‘1812 Overture’, and the ballet Swan Lake, though the latter was not initially a critical success. The Nutcracker told the story of an enchanted Nutcracker doll, which leads its young friend into a magical world where they battle the evil Mouse King. The story was adapted by Tchaikovsky from Alexandre Dumas’ own adaptation of the E.T.A Hoffman story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The ballet was choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker was not an immediate success, but Tchaikovsky’s score was generally praised. Indeed, ‘Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy’ became one of his most famous compositions. Tchaikovsky died the year after the premiere of The Nutcracker, never seeing his ballet become the hugely popular Christmas classic it is today.