One of Peter Tchaikovsky’s most enduring legacies is his ballet “The Nutcracker”. It is a Christmas story in which young Marie Stahlbaum’s favorite toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, becomes a Prince and whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. Sugar Plum Fairy is a character in Act II of this ballet. She temporarily rules the beautiful Country of Sweets, while its regular ruler – The Prince – is away in people’s land, being spelled into a wooden nut-cracker.
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards is a very desirable addition to a school orchestra repertoire. It allows to choose a member of any group – keyboards, strings, woodwinds or brass – and give them an unprecedented opportunity to shine as a soloist of a symphonic orchestra from the youngest age!
Credits: Grigory Kislitzyn, guitar / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor