Our literary and musical tip for the pre-Christmas season:


E.T.A. Hoffmann's "Nutcracker and Mouse King" & Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker

E.T.A. Hoffmann's art fairy tale "Nutcracker and Mouse King" is a Christmas classic and inspired Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's most popular fairy tale ballet composition "The Nutcracker" in the French arrangement. 

A great arrangement of the fairy tale with Tchaikovsky's music can also be heard on Youtube.  
Overture (The Nutcracker) Op.71 - YouTube 

As an introduction, there is also a short, funny to go variant:
Nutcracker and Mouse King to go (Hoffmann in 9 minutes) - YouTube 


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