Ballet of the Snowflakes (from Le voyage dans la lune) by Offenbach
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Winter music: the best pieces inspired by the coldest season
20. Ballet of the Snowflakes (from Le voyage dans la lune) by Offenbach
Part way through Offenbach’s eccentric opera ‘A trip to the Moon’ (and just after the scene in ‘The land of the paunchy’), the temperature on the moon plummets to -50 degrees, and there is a grand ballet of the snowflakes.