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Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece) It s a challenge to transform the Nutcracker Suite s romantic orchestra into jumpin jazz melodies, but that s exactly what Duke Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, didEllington s band memebers were not so sure that a classical ballet could become a cool cat jazz number But Duke and Billy, inspired by their travels and by musical styles past and present, infused the composition with Vegas glitz, Hollywood glamour, and even a little New York jazz CD recording of the Ellington Strayhorn composition included

About the Author: Anna Harwell Celenza

Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art Her childrens books include THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GERSHWIN S RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and VIVALDI S FOUR SEASONS Anna lives in Balti, Maryland

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