I agree, the Pas de deux: Intrada, makes me cry everytime I hear it, so for me it's an emotional favorite, the vote for Nutcracker is mine .
How could there be only 1 vote for Nut? It's full of the most glorious melodies in the history of Western Music
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That's a great point, brivagook. I wonder how much music would seem better, if we hadn't heard it that extra time that put us over the brink.
Wouldn't it be interesting to be hypnotised to forget all the music, so that you could hear it all for the first time? That would be quite an experiment!
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SL is the ultimate in lyricism. In 1877, SL was a major breakthrough
for ballet music, because this was arguably the first ballet score that could stand alone in the concert hall. It was music that was symphonic and on a par with the opera. IMO it's probably the most Wagnerian work he ever wrote. In SB he created a complete fairy tale kingdom, royalty, fairydom, tradition, pomp & circumstance. At the end of the Apotheose, you can almost see the storybook closing. With Nutcracker he takes you to that place of virtue and innocence, that's rare today.
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