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April 18, 2010

In the 1890s, while The Nutcracker score is still swimming around in Tchaikovsky’s head, he received an invitation to conduct at the opening of the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall in New York. During his transit in Paris, he discovered a new instrument called a Celeste, which means heavenly in French.

With the use of the Celeste in mind, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy was composed. Tchaikovsky then believed, “I expect that this new instrument will produce a colossal sensation.”

It would probably sound like this:

I can’t imagine the tuning that went behind this, phew!

Have you noticed that Spring is here, in Singapore? There are flowers aplenty in full bloom and there are those that greet us on a new day with showers of fresh confetti.Truly magical! And so is this act from Fantasia:

Sweet Dreams, everyone!

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