Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies with your little ones this holiday season.
It's the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson!
Be sure to explore the gallery below for more illustrations by Carlson.
Click the player above or YouTube video below to listen, or download the story to your own device for easy playback at any time.
Podcast: Now available on iTunes!
Peter Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (excerpts)
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Bolshoi Theatre Children's Choir, conducted by Alexander Vedernikov
Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.
CreditsStoryteller: Steve Seel
Writers: Steve Seel and Valerie Kahler
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Seiji Cataldo
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher