Most of them are recommended by my friend,, Resilience.. (Thank you, Didi.. ^^)
I found one composer that I like so much from Rusia named Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky..
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolay Kuznetsov, 1893
(picture taken from Wikipedia)They are the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, love theme from Romeo and Juliet, and many more..
I bet you guys have heard most of his pieces..
Here comes a video of Fantasia Fairies dancing with Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy as the back sound..
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Next is a Greek mythology character named Atalanta.. (Thanks again, Di... ^^)
Atalanta was the daughter of Schoeneus or Iasius, (or Mainalos) a Boeotian (according to Hesiod) or an Arcadian princess (according to Apollodorus). Apollodorus is the only one who gives an account of Atalanta’s birth and upbringing. King Iasos wanted a son; when Atalanta was born, he left her on a mountain top to die. Some stories say that a she-bear suckled and cared for Atalanta until hunters found and raised her, and she learned to fight and hunt as a bear would. She was later reunited with her father. Atalanta, having grown up in the wilderness, became a fierce huntress and was always armed. It is said that she took an oath of virginity to the goddess Artemis. When two centaurs Rhoikos and Hylaios tried to rape her, Atalanta killed them. (Wikipedia)
Atalanta's Race: Illustration by Alexander Koshkin
(picture taken from here)
Here is 1974 children's cartoon short movie of Atalanta,, when her father was searching for the right guy to be Atalanta's husband..
And this one..
Actually it's not an "old" masterpiece,, but I like it either..
A stop motion pencil drawn cut out animation by Rima Staines for the Orla Wren track 'The Fish and the Doll' from album 'The One Two Bird And The Half Horse' released in 2009 on the FLAU label. Vocals by Russudan Meipariani.
You can check another pencil drawn motion picture in Vierra band's music video clip "Rasa Ini" at my playlist.. ;)
Happy watching and listening!! ^-^