View Poll Results: What is your favorite number from the Nutcracker?

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  • Overture

    1 1.72%
  • March

    0 0%
  • Grandfather Waltz

    1 1.72%
  • Scene (A Pine Forest in Winter)

    3 5.17%
  • Journey Through The Snow / Waltz of the Snowflakes

    6 10.34%
  • Chocolate (Spanish Dance)

    2 3.45%
  • Coffee (Arabian Dance)

    3 5.17%
  • Tea (Chinese Dance)

    2 3.45%
  • Candy Canes (Russian Dance)

    0 0%
  • Dance of the Mirlitons

    2 3.45%
  • Mother Ginger and the Polichinelles

    0 0%
  • Waltz of the Flowers

    15 25.86%
  • Pas de Deux

    12 20.69%
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

    5 8.62%
  • Final Waltz and Apotheosis

    6 10.34%
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    My favorite part is the ending, because I can finally go home.
    It's okay...it's just that when Nutcracker is featured, much of the audience consists of little kids with their mommies.
    Last edited by hpowders; Apr-03-2016 at 16:44.
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    A bit harsh, I love the whole Nutcracker and I am certainly not a mother with children
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    After the Christmas Tree rises, I'm ready to go home and watch baseball on TV.
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    Many characters appear onstage during a performance of The Nutcracker. The two-act story ballet is a popular holiday favorite. As the story begins, a young girl named Clara is hosting a holiday party with her family, including her brother Fritz. The strange Uncle Drosselmeyer, Clara's godfather, appears late and brings gifts for the children. He introduces entertainment for the guests that includes three windup dolls, including a ballerina doll, harlequin, and soldier doll. He then presents Clara with a toy nutcracker which Fritz promptly breaks during a fit of jealousy. Uncle Drosselmeyer magically repairs the doll to Clara'd delight.

    During the night, Clara sets out to find her nutcracker under the Christmas tree. When she finds it, mice begin to fill the room and the Christmas tree begins to grow. The nutcracker magically grows to life size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    A bit harsh, I love the whole Nutcracker and I am certainly not a mother with children
    No problem, I love the whole Nutcracker and I'm not a father with children either!
    Last edited by Il_Penseroso; Apr-05-2016 at 17:14.
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    HAH! I was actually quite surprised that quite a few agreed with me on the Final Waltz, I thought I'd be the only one... that's good stuff, man! And it's not just about being less hackneyed than the rest, I really like how it feels! So triumphantly expansive!

    That's tied in my book with the Scene in the Pine Forest and dance of the Snowflakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    HAH! I was actually quite surprised that quite a few agreed with me on the Final Waltz, I thought I'd be the only one... that's good stuff, man! And it's not just about being less hackneyed than the rest, I really like how it feels! So triumphantly expansive!

    That's tied in my book with the Scene in the Pine Forest and dance of the Snowflakes.
    The Scene in the Pine Forest is somehow the most epic and probably the most original part, though the Pas de deux is 'pure' Tchaikovsky .
    Last edited by HaydnBearstheClock; Apr-06-2016 at 23:04.

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    I've voted for the Pas de deux - Tchaikovsky's masterful command of melody and sentiment is evident here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    I've voted for the Pas de deux - Tchaikovsky's masterful command of melody and sentiment is evident here.
    The deux of us agree on that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    The deux of us agree on that one!
    Exxxxccelllent ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    Exxxxccelllent ....
    Deuxes are wild!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    I've voted for the Pas de deux - Tchaikovsky's masterful command of melody and sentiment is evident here.
    Isn't that the one where the main melody is just a descending major scale that gets transposed in different places? Yes, Tchaikovsky's ability to make a descending scale worth hearing, that is art...
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    This being the Christmas season, maybe someone, who hasn't voted on this poll yet, will want to break the tie between Pas de Deux and Waltz of the Flowers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyotr View Post
    This being the Christmas season, maybe someone, who hasn't voted on this poll yet, will want to break the tie between Pas de Deux and Waltz of the Flowers?
    Done! Now, no one mess it up and vote for the Pas de Deux.

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    I went with the ever-popular waltz of the flowers but I also have a soft spot for the Chinese dance.
    Last edited by Merl; Dec-08-2017 at 07:59.

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