December 7, 2012

Classical Piece of the Week: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

*I've got a new playlist on Youtube for all my Classical Pieces of the Week! You can check it out here!*

I went to watch The Nutcracker last year, and I must say, I wish I had appreciated it just a little more, because I do realize now just how fantastic the whole ballet- and the music, was!

One of the pieces I particularly liked was the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by (evidently) Pyotr Tchaikovsky. It has got a really mysterious, yet gorgeous feeling to it, and the dance number that goes with it is absolutely stunning.

This piece features a celesta (a cross between a piano and a glockenspiel) and a harp. Both add a great sense of eeriness to this piece, yet it still maintains the Christmas-y feel that this piece emits.

If you intend on watching the video, you must certainly also watch the ballet. I know that I am no expert in anything to do with ballet, but the dancer in the video just moves with such grace and finesse!

If you'd prefer a version without any clapping and stuff, I'd recommend this video.


  1. I love the Sugar Plum Fairy variation and the music too! As a dancer and ballerina, I love classical music too :) Which ballet company did you see perform the Nutcracker?

    1. Yay, another classical music lover! And we saw the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, they are really talented!

      Thanks for the lovely comment, Danielle!

      -Grace :)

      P.S. That is so awesome that you do ballet; I've always admired the poise and finesse of a ballerina!

    2. Lol thanks! Violin players are cool too :D Every ballet needs an orgestra or the show wouldn't work


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