James Galway and Ji Liu played the tea dance from the Nutcracker

22 September 2015, 22:34

Performers at tonight's Classic FM Live with Yorkshire Gold celebrated the tea theme by playing a Tchaikovsky favourite and imagining their fantasy tea party...

One of the highlights of tonight's Classic FM Live with Yorkshire Gold actually happened backstage at the Royal Albert Hall - flute legend Sir James Galway and rising piano star Ji Liu performing a duet. And the piece they chose? A famous segment of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker when in the Land of Sweets, ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy, tea from China dance for the people's amusement. It's called the tea dance. Enjoy:

Exclusive: Tchaikovsky's Tea Dance

Sir James Galway, Ji Liu and the Nutcracker

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