The Nutcracker is perhaps the most well-known of ballets, and chances are, you’re hearing some of this famous music quite often during this holiday season!

Today’s episode of Busy Kids Love Music is a story-telling episode. I am going to tell you the story of The Nutcracker as it is portrayed in the ballet. As I tell it to you, you’ll have a chance to listen to excerpts from Tchaikovky’s famous Nutcracker suite.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Listening Calendar for Episode 9

Nutcracker Camp for Kids

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Dance of the Reed Flutes


Grandfather Dance

The Battle

Scene in the Pine Forest

The Kingdom of Sweets

Arabian Dance

Chinese Dance

Russian Dance

Mother Ginger and her Polichinelles

Waltz of the Flowers

Final Waltz

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