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Twenty-Five Days of December -- Day Twenty-Four

Tony Rowe and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra preform William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus Symphony from 1853. From its premiere to the 1930s, Fry’s symphony was concertized all across America and was as integral a part of the holiday season as the Nutcracker is to us now. Ironically, it was the music of Tchaikovsky‘s ballet which replaced Fry’s incredibly charming tone poem.  The scenes are: Introduction and Christmas merrymaking; Juvenile song and dance (sounding straight out of Aaron C
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