The Dark Side of The Nutcracker

François Gall (FRENCH, 1912-1987), Les danseuses et le maître de ballet, dans les coulisses, signed and inscribed ‘F Gall Paris’ (lower left), oil on canvas, 24 x 19¾ in. (61 x 50.2 cm.) Painted circa 1951-52, Image Source: Christie’s

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Tag: The Nutcracker At Sunnyside

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  1. Cuentas de ábaco says:

    Thank you, thank you so much. The explanation of what lies beyond the score of this ballet is simply beautiful and so tremendous. I so much liked this composer as a youngster, I like him still. I now understand why I like particularly those melodies in the ballet that were far from cheerful (like at Christmas). I used to read about his life, but did not know the circumstances under which he composed this piece. Thank you💚

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    1. My pleasure, Olga. I knew nothing about his life until I saw this video. Now I want to learn more (as always!). 🙂❤️

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  2. Dee says:

    I do not have a musical background, but I always wondered why there seemed to be a “disconnect “ in the flow of melodies within the Nutcracker. After viewing the video link, I have the explanation.
    Thank you.

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    1. My pleasure, Dee. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂


  3. I love the François Gall painting. I’ve nor seen it before.

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    1. He is a new artist to me. I am looking forward to learning more. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Vivienne. 🙂


  4. Anita Bacha says:

    That video says it all,Sunny. Thank you for sharing the dark side of the nutcracker. Happy Friday!

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    1. My pleasure, Anita! Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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