Friday 30 January 2015
Tune of the Day: Mother Gigogne
from “The Nutcracker”, transcribed for solo flute
This lively tune is taken from Act II of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's famous ballet The Nutcracker, when Mother Ginger has her children, the Polichinelles, emerge from under her enormous skirt to dance. The number is also known under the title “Mother Gigogne and the Clowns”.
Thanks to Mairi for suggesting this piece!