“Dance of the Mirlitons” from The Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

See Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School Level 1 for teaching suggestions, information and questions based on this work.

Link 1 – Lessons 10, 11 and 12

Audio recording of “Dance of the Mirlitons” played by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded February 1960

Link 2 – Lesson 12

Great video demonstrating string instruments playing pizzicato (Q. 4):

(Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4, Mvt 3, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra).