Saturday 23 February 2019
Tune of the Day: Bluebird Variation
from Tchaikovsky's “The Sleeping Beauty”
This birdsong-like piece is taken from Act III of Tchaikovsky's famous 1890 ballet The Sleeping Beauty. It is, without a doubt, one of the most charming and well-known numbers in classical ballet.
The main protagonists of this Andantino are two flutes, which in the original score are supported by a clarinet and pizzicato strings. What we propose today is the two unaltered flute parts; as it turns out, they make a very nice flute duet, even without accompaniment.
Thanks to Lucia for suggesting this piece!