December 15, 2020
This holiday classic has helped define the "Christmas" sound for generations. But did you know that Tchaikovsky kept a certain instrument secret until the final rehearsal? Or that he used the flute to create a new sound effect? Discover just how this ballet became a holiday classic and what to listen for with John Banther and Linda Carducci.
Listen to the entire ballet with us on Classical WETA at 7pm on Christmas Eve.
The Rotterdam Philharmonic with Yannick Nezet-Saguin conducting.