I think this is my favorite Nutcracker. I’ve watched it for years on a fuzzyvision™ VHS tape from TV. I’ve just discovered that it’s available in HD, so I immediately bought one.

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Clara and the Nutcracker (by Hayden Deck)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86v05kSTZ3Y

I have a bad habit of posting things on this blog that have nothing to do with writing. But this is just so exquisitely lush!

“Adagio” from “Spartacus” (Aram Khachaturian)

Irek Mukhamedov & Lyudmilla Semenyaka

If you’re in a rush, skip ahead to about 5:00 minutes in.