You'll love this little music box if you're romantically inclined! Turn the lyre of the little music box and you'll hear Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers. The first gentle sounds build up to the playful, dreamy waltz melody that everyone knows. You can almost hear the fragile flower buds opening in the morning dust, creating a colourful sea of blossoms.
The Flower Waltz is one of the most famous pieces from the ballet "The Nutcracker". In this ballet, Tchaikovsky masterfully combines Christmas anticipation and enchanting magic.
On Christmas Eve, the girl Clara is given a wooden Nutcracker, which comes to life during the night and whisks Clara away to a dazzling fairytale world. At the court of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the two experience a colourful festival at which the famous Flower Waltz is played and danced. In typical three-quarter time, Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her entourage glide to the lilting yet somewhat melancholy waltz.
The music box with Tchaikovsky's wonderful melody is the perfect gift for Christmas, for waltz lovers and romantics alike.
By the way: The floral motif printed on the box of the music box was created by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). This remarkable woman explored native plants and animals in Suriname, South America. Artfully and in great detail, she put her observations on paper and published them in her renowned work "Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium". In it, the naturalist and artist not only complained about sugar cane cultivation in monoculture but also about the working conditions of the indigenous population - as early as 1705!