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Unformatted text preview: of The Nutcracker: !  Christmas party, Clara receives a giJ of a Nutcracker !  Fritz, her brother, breaks the new toy and, sadly, she cradles it before pu_ng it to sleep !  AJer everyone has gone to sleep, she goes to check on the Nutcracker !  Magically, the Christmas tree grows to an enormous size and large mice appear from the corners of the room to challenge the Nutcracker !  Clara scares away the Mouse King to end the baPle; the Nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince !  The Nutcracker takes her on a journey to his kingdom; on the way they visit the Kingdom of the Sweets to aPend a lavish banquet !  The ballet ends when Clara wakes up and realizes it was all a dream Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker. 1891. hPp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqmRbetk1z4 !  Waltz of the Flowers - from the Kingdom of the Sweets scenes !  Sugar Plum Fairy’s aPendants dance in Clara’s honor !  Music and dance are EQUALLY important !  Vivid use of orchestraLon (different instruments given different “roles” to play) Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840- 1893) !  !  Russian Struggled with his homosexuality at a Lme when it was not socially acceptable !  “regre_ng the past, hoping for the future, without ever being saLsfied with the present” !  !  Married an unstable woman; marriage ended in disaster Nadazheda von Meck supported him for 13 years, but asked that they never meet so that their relaL...
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