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. In the Act II of the ballet, audience is invited to the Land of Sweets, where it’s rulers – The Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier Prince Coqueluche – are welcoming them with a famous “pas-de-deux” dance.
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!
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Credits: Ken Kaneda, piano / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor