Glass harp-Dance of the sugar plum fairy-Tchaikovsky


Dance of the sugar plum fairy from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite played on glass harp (musical glasses) by Robert Tiso. Buy new album "Crystal Harmony" http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/roberttiso4 Download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crystal-harmony/id1145074076 Download on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Harmony-Robert-Tiso/dp/B01KSHXNV2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1471966691&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=Robert+Tiso Listen to "Crystal Harmony" at: http://www.roberttiso.com/cd/ The "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is one of the most famous numbers in The Nutcracker. It was originally written for glass harmonica, soon changed with the celesta. This instrument was new at the time the dance was written. It looks like a small piano, but it sounds like bells. Tchaikovsky discovered the celesta in Paris in 1891 while making a journey to the United States. His publisher purchased one and promised to keep the purchase a secret. Tchaikovsky did not want Rimsky-Korsakov or Glazunov to "get wind of it and ... use it for unusual (different, strange) effects before me." Petipa wanted the Sugar Plum Fairy's music to sound like drops of water splashing in a fountain. Tchaikovsky thought the celesta was the instrument to do this. The original steps for the dance are unknown. Antonietta Dell'Era was the first to dance the part of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The character has very little dancing to do so Dell'Era put a gavotte by Alphonse Czibulka into the ballet. She then had something more to do. グラスハープ

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