Tag Archives: The Nutcracker

Music, time and politics in the ballet studio


Just published online, my chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Time in Music, “The politics of musical time in the everyday life of ballet dancers.” Continue reading

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The Steamboat, the Nutcracker and Bon voyage, cher Dumollet


On Christmas day of all days, I’ve had possibly the most interesting comment ever posted on my blog with regard to the score of the Nutcracker. Jesse Kleinman has pointed out the similarity between what is normally cited as the … Continue reading

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