The Divine Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: Russian Holiday Cartoon, Waltz of the Flowers, Soundtrack + Bolshoi Ballet

Enjoy the divine Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ~

Most popular Christmas music & Holiday show of all time

One of the most famous music works ever created 

Awesome and easy to watch classic Щелкунчик ~ The Nutcracker cartoon. Made in the USSR in 1970s. (They speak your language — no translation needed!)

П.И.Чайковский – Вальс цветов, – Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers – The Nutcracker

Щелкунчик ~ The Nutcracker soundtrack (full suite)

The Nutcracker (starring Maximova and Vasíliev) – Bolshoi Theatre, complete ballet performance 1987

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Posted on December 23, 2017, in Lada Ray Recommends, Russia and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on 1EarthUnited and commented:

    The Nutcracker is one of my perennial favorites, thanks for sharing the joy and spirited festivities. Happy holidays and wonderful New Year!

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  2. Performances at the Bolshoi are legendary, world class opera and ballet, dancers and singers always leaving me mesmerized.

    Attended the Romeo & Juliet ballet last month in the new theater. The dancers were stunning, and the show kept me captivated for all three hours (three parts, two intermissions).

    I was struggling to find the dress code before attending, but settled on the advice that you can wear nice, yet casual clothing. I wore a classy sweater and black pants, and felt extremely under dressed! The Moscow women were wearing clothes straight off the runway, and most of the men were in suits (with and without ties). I would call the overall dress code to be cocktail attire.

    Some shows are in the new theater, some in the old. Restoration of the old theater, external renovations are gorgeous. Some fun facts:

    The Bolshoi undergone 6 years of major overhaul and was restored it to its pre-Soviet glory.
    The grand theatre in Moscow, stripped of much of its opulence in Soviet times, now stands bathed in red Italian fabric and newly gilded mouldings, harking back to its tsarist-era splendour. But the most important changes are those unseen – namely, an overhaul of the theatre’s acoustics, which were severely damaged during ill-planned Soviet-era changes.

    “This pushed the theatre below the 50th position in the world opera house rankings. Now we’ve returned to the theatre its original 19th-century acoustics,” said Mikhail Sidorov, a spokesperson for Summa, the company in charge of the renovation since 2009.

    The theatre was founded by Catherine the Great in 1776, and its current home was built in 1825 after fire gutted a previous site. Two more fires would damage the building later in the 19th century. Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Modest Mussorgsky held premieres there, creating its reputation as one of the world’s leading cultural jewels.

    Then came the Soviet era. With culture given the mission of promoting national glory, the Bolshoi’s ballet troupe flourished, producing stars like Galina Ulanova and Maya Plisetskaya. The building was hit by a bomb during the second world war, but quickly repaired.

    Like so many opulent tsarist-era buildings, the Bolshoi was stripped of its gold in the aftermath of the Bolshevik revolution. The loss of the sound-reflecting decoration harmed the theatre’s acoustics, which were further degraded by a decision to fill the hollow underneath the orchestra with cement, as it was seen as “impractical”.

    Decades of neglect followed and when the theatre was shut in July 2005 for its biggest renovation in 150 years, it was on the verge of collapse.

    “By the time we closed the theatre for renovation, there was a 70% chance of the building collapsing,” said Iksanov. “We had reached a critical point.”

    More than 3,600 engineers, designers, construction workers and artists were called in to work on the renovation. The theatre now boasts a modern stage and changeable floor – with a sound-absorbing coating for ballet performances, and a sound-reflecting one for opera. The Soviets, in a populist move, had expanded the number of seats from 1,720 to 2,200. The new theatre boasts the original design, with larger chairs outfitted in Italian fabric designed to enhance the acoustics.

    “When I walked in, I stopped and couldn’t believe what was happening,” Sergei Filin, artistic director of the Bolshoi’s ballet troupe, told Russian television this week. “I felt nothing but admiration.”

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  3. Thanks Lada Ray. The Nutcraker is one of most beautiful ballet and dances and music. I Love Tchaikovsky I have ever seen. In the 60s I saw in Lisbon a Soviet Ballet Company performing this beautiful. And Lada, seeing this, the first video you send, this is a iniciatic fairy tale. This is what is happening now in front of our eyes, the rats and the impostors are falling and being unmasked. Am I right?
    Merry Christmas to you and to everybody.

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  4. Thank you very much for the present, there could be no other selection for this season. Save his symphonies and many other works for another time. Next week will do, we can wait if we have to.

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