Posts Tagged ‘Nutcracker’

October 28th, 2011

Waltz of the Snowflakes

Watch this video of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music set to Christmas imagery. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the London Philharmonia Orchestra.

October 28th, 2011

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Watch this YouTube video from the classic Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky.

 

October 28th, 2011

The Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker

These resources, from the New York City Ballet, are a great way of introducing pupils to the seasonal music of Tchaikovsky. There’s an interactive book telling the story of “The Nutcracker” by George Balanchine; information on the history of the book; some ideas for curriculum integration; a sample lesson plan.

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