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Dance of the SugarPlumFairy


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#1 Jm'sugarplimfairy

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Posted 04 June 2003 - 02:22 PM

I love that music.I am working on the choryography!(I don't how to spell that:rolleyes: )What's your fav. Nutcracker music?:)

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Posted 15 June 2003 - 08:52 PM

My favorite is Dance of the Reed Flutes or Hot Chocolate. Actually, I love all of it. Tschaikovsky is an amazing composer. 1812 Overture is heaven. :)

#3 Jm'sugarplimfairy

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 12:03 PM

Which piece is Hot Chocolate?

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 03:36 PM

It is the Spanish dance. I think the official title of it is Hot Chocolate though(I may be wrong).

#5 Mel Johnson

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 03:54 PM

Here's the musical synopsis of the original score of The Nutcracker:

http://www.balletale...Nuts/dances.htm

Click around on the links there for more than you may want to know about the ballet.

#6 Jm'sugarplimfairy

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Posted 29 June 2003 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Mel!:) But as I said my fav. is Dance of the SugarPlumFairy!:D

#7 R S Edgecombe

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 10:17 AM

Mel, it might also be worth mentioning the English gigue that Tchaikovsky initially composed for the ballet after Petipa had mooted a suite of national dances for the Act II divertissement. It can be heard in Graeme Murphy's version of the ballet, where it accompanies Clara's arrival in Australia. By the way, I forgot to thank you for your Carnival in Venice posting in the ballet history section. My video attributes the music for the pas de dix to Pugni, but it has been harmonically and orchestrally altered by a Soviet hand.

With all good wishes

Rodney

#8 carbro

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 12:05 PM

I'm a sucker for waltzes :wink:, so I love the Snowflakes, Flowers and Finale. :shrug:

Edited by carbro, 10 July 2003 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2003 - 07:58 PM

My favorites are the Spanish dance (Chocolate) and the March from the party scene, when Drosselmeyer's dolls dance. And Snow, for sure! As an interesting point, several parts are not Tchaikovsky's original work. Both the music for the Children's gallop and the Polichinelle dance are French folk tunes, and supposedly parts of the Arabian (Coffee) dance are from a Georgian lullaby! And just as a question, in the Nutcracker Suite, why were Spanish and Mother Ginger excluded?

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Posted 10 July 2003 - 08:10 PM

Not unusual. Many composers use folk melodies. Petruschka and Firebird are full of Russian folk tunes, the famous theme from Appalachian Spring is a Shaker hymn, Dvorak used the spiritual "Going Home" in his New World Symphony, and according to my sister's mother-in-law, a professor of music, Beethoven incorporated the Jewish prayer, "Kol Nidre" in one of his works.

It's interesting to know the origin of some of the tunes we'd thought were invented by the composers, isn't it?

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 07:00 PM

Oh wow, I don't know how to decide! I like Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy and Waltz of the Snowflakes, but my favorite to play (we're playing the Nutcracker Suite in band for our winter concert) is the Russian Dance. :grinning:


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