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The Nutcracker Christmas CD Featuring Jim Weiss
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Get 25% Off the complete Nutcracker Ballet featuring Storyteller Jim Weiss! The newest release from Maestro Classics, this one-hour CD and 24-Page activity booklet features The London Philharmonic Orchestra (the same orchestra that recorded "The Lord of the Rings" soundtrack) Grammy nominated conductor Stephen Simon, and Jim Weiss - America's greatest storyteller- from Great Hall Productions!

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It is Christmas eve and Clara and Fritz's parents are throwing their annual holiday party. The mysterious guest, the toymaker Herr Drosselmeyer, arrives with life-size dancing dolls to entertain the family and their guests, but he saves his most special gift for his god-daughter Clara, a nutcracker doll. That night, the tree begins to grow, the toy soldiers and the Mouse King have a battle, and Clara's nutcracker turns into a handsome prince.


This child-friendly adaptation of the complete ballet score is given a beautiful retelling of the story by Jim Weiss, America's premiere storyteller.


Perfect for...

  • Ballet students
  • Families going to The Nutcracker ballet
  • Lovers of Tchaikovsky's music
  • Jim Weiss fans


This one-hour version of the world's most famous ballet - where Clara receives a nutcracker for Christmas and wonderful things begin to happen - will delight young and old alike.


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  • Great audio story with wonderful music!
    Mar 16, 2016

    My daughter and I loved listening to this story on CD. The Nutcracker story was well told by Jim Weiss and the music was beautiful. It felt like we were watching it live. Love it!

    Sandy M - Homeschooler, Parent - Member Since August 2015

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Stories in Music™ is the new classical music series for children and families. Produced by Maestro Classics™ (formerly Magic Maestro Music ®), this series of works for narrator and symphony orchestra features new, sophisticated performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and child-friendly, fun-filled stories and musical explanations. Educational for adults and children alike, this series grew out of family concerts created by conductor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon, and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Rave reviews nationwide and numerous top awards have greeted this unique series of classical music CDs for kids with its signature format.


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