Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, played on wine glasses (video)

Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec of Poland are the “Glass Duo.” They play music on wine glasses, or as they call it, a “glass harp.”

In this video, below, they play Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from the Nutcracker.

It’s simply beautiful.


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17 Responses to “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, played on wine glasses (video)”

  1. karmanot says:

    Yep, same here!

  2. Zorba says:

    Hee, hee! The dog hair does help, although it’s not perfect. If the deer are really, really hungry, they will ignore even predator hair.
    But, OTOH, when I see deer out in our garden or among our fruit trees on rare occasions, despite the bags of dog hair, I always had our dogs trained at those times so that all I had to say was “get the deer,” open the door, and the dog would go out and chase them away. ;-)

  3. Whitewitch says:

    Zorba – my friend – you have now set me on the path of Entrepreneurship! A new business I have found!

    My dogs loose so much hair that I am so excited to find a use for it and I bet I could make money too – Organic, No Chemical, Deer Repellant!!!!

  4. Zorba says:

    Absolutely lovely. Who knew you could get such wonderful music out of wine glasses?

  5. Zorba says:

    LOL! The only thing I ever made out of dog hair (we always had Standard Poodles, so there was a whole heck of a lot lot of hair) was cheesecloth bags of their hair to hang on our fruit trees and scatter around the garden to discourage deer and other herbivores. ;-)

  6. Indigo says:

    It’ll help with the cleanup because the clumps will probably be all together.

  7. Whitewitch says:

    ::giggling:: I am trying to make a bow out of my dogs hair which she leaves all over – think that will help?

  8. Indigo says:

    You can get a resounding thunk out of some of the better jelly glasses. :-)

  9. Indigo says:


  10. Whitewitch says:

    No – most of them are things that other things came in – like jelly or those 32 oz bad boys you get at the drive-thru’s (plastic)

  11. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    They also do a wonderful job with Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

  12. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Are they crystal?

  13. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Several years ago, I attended a dinner party where the guys had there Waterford coming out of our ears. The guy sitting opposite of me, started ringing his water goblet. One of the guys, who was the proud poppa of the Waterford, went into a tizzy. He said that ringing crystal causes it to weaken. I’m not even certain what weak crystal does.

  14. Ron Robertson says:

    Just amazing what people can figure out in order to make music!

  15. Yeah I’d have figured everyone but kids knew about that.

  16. Monoceros Forth says:

    I was at a wedding reception a while back–about two years ago I think it was–and toward the end, when we were all a bit smashed, I started trying to get my champagne glass to “sing” in the usual way and I learned that at least a couple people hadn’t ever heard of the trick at all. I thought everyone knew about it.

  17. Whitewitch says:

    Oh my …my glasses don’t sound like that at home!

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