E.T.A. Hoffmann / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker – as arranged by Septura
E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Nutcracker, narrated by Derek Jacobi; with excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s ballet, arranged for brass septet and performed by Septura (= seven members of the brass sections of Britain’s leading orchestras): One of my Christmas gifts for my mom this year: it got here just in time and since she opened the package not realizing […]Read More
My Favorite Books with Music as a Plot Element
24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Kwanzaa, Task 2: Music is an important part of a Kwanzaa celebration. Which is / are your favorite book(s) where music plays an important role in the plot? In no particular order, books (of all genres, except for artist biographies)* that I love where music plays an important […]Read More
BookRiot: Happy 200th Birthday, The Nutcracker!
Source: bookriot.com/2016/12/14/happy-200th-birthday-the-nutcracker At this time each year, thousands of little Claras across the world pull their Victorian nightgowns over their heads, lace up their toe shoes, and prepare to take their place on stage in one of the most coveted roles for an aspiring ballet dancer. But the history of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet goes beyond twirling […]Read More