Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 9: The Nutcracker

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! Episode #9 of Busy Kids Love Music is a special treat for your ears and imaginations as we delve into the enchanting world of “The Nutcracker.” This time, we’re taking a storytelling approach, weaving the magical narrative of this timeless ballet while treating you to delightful excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s renowned Nutcracker suite.

Join me as we step into the pages of a magical storybook and follow the adventures of Clara, the Nutcracker, and the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Nutcracker ballet is a tale of dreams, enchantment, and the wondrous journey of a young girl into the Land of Sweets. As I narrate this captivating story, you’ll be transported into a world filled with snowflakes, dancing dolls, and the mesmerizing melodies of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece as I bring the Nutcracker story to life through carefully selected musical excerpts. From the playful “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to the majestic “Waltz of the Flowers,” each piece serves as a musical chapter, enhancing the storytelling experience and igniting the imagination.

Busy Kids Love Music is committed to making classical music accessible and enjoyable for young minds. In this storytelling episode, I not only aim to entertain but also to provide insights into the orchestral elements and compositional brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker suite. It’s a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

Whether you’re a parent eager to share the joy of classical ballet with your child or a young listener ready to be swept away by a magical narrative, Episode #9 is a must-listen. Subscribe to Busy Kids Love Music on your preferred podcast platform, gather around with your little ones, and let the Nutcracker’s magical tale unfold.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the beauty and wonder of “The Nutcracker” through the combination of storytelling and Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. It’s time to let your imagination soar and dance along with the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets.

Happy listening!

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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