The Story Orchestra’s Nutcracker retells the classic story of Clara as she embarks on a magical Christmas adventure – with a fabulous musical twist! As you and your little one read through each enchanting scene, you will press the buttons to hear 10 excerpts from the ballet’s music, including “The Waltz of the Flowers,” “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “The Russian Dance,” and the moving “Finale.”
- At the back of the book, find a short biography of the composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with details about his composition of The Nutcracker ballet.
- The musical excerpts are available again at the end of the book and, for each of them, read a discussion of the instruments, rhythms, and musical techniques that make them so powerful.
- Includes a glossary that defines musical terms
- Please note: Pull the white tab out of the back of the book before use. Sound buttons require a firm push in exact location to work, which may be hard for young children. All sound clips are 10 seconds long.
ABOUT THE STORY ORCHESTRA
The Story Orchestra is the perfect way to introduce your child to classical music! These beautifully illustrated books bring the classics to life through their retellings of ballet and program music stories. Each book includes ten-second sound clips of orchestras playing from their musical scores, adding an engaging and exciting element to every story.