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The Developing Stage Continues Its Run Of “the Story Of The Nutcracker”

As in the Prokofiev, nonetheless, not all was abject hopelessness. In the initially moment, the woodwinds took flight when provided the opportunity. The opening theme of the second movement, a beautiful, waltz-like melody, was imbued by the cellos with warmth and beauty. Every single note that clarinetist Daniel Ottensamer played was pure bliss. There was even a ray of hope in the fourth movement’s most important theme, initially heard in the strings and then echoed in the horns, just before it improved in volume and intensity to just about horrifying level. The history of the Nutcracker dolls dates back to...