Saturday, December 19, 2009

Today, December 19th, we share...

...books about The Nutcracker!

On this day in 1892 the first performance of the ballet was held as a double premiere together with Tchaikovsky's last opera Iolanta at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Listen to an online audio clip of the Nutcracker Suite Overture by Tchaikovsky. The Official Nutcracker Site has music and a description of the story. Kids Domain offers the Nutcracker tale and midi files of many of the tunes on The Nutcracker Story and Music page.

The library offers several versions of the book. Borrow one today!

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