Tune of the Day: Spanish Dance
This is one of the characteristic dances that show up in the second act of The Nutcracker, when Clara and the Prince arrive at the Kingdom of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. The Fairy and the people of the Kingdom perform several dances for Clara and the Prince, including a “Spanish Dance” that is sometimes called “Chocolate”.
Unlike other characteristic pieces like the Russian (Trepak), Chinese (Tea) or Arabian (Coffee) dances, the Spanish Dance was not later included by Tchaikovsky in The Nutcracker Suite, which was intended for concert performance.
Thanks to Julie for suggesting this piece!