Classical music is inhabited by the strangest creatures. In Ravel’s Ma mère l’oye, we hear Beauty and the Beast in conversation, and Tom Thumb and Sleeping Beauty also stop by. In Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, all sorts of tiny figurines, including a sugarplum fairy, do a dance. And what colourful characters do we hear in Stravinsky? Daniele Gatti, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s new chief conductor, presents a colourful procession in this real-life fashion show of brilliant musical works.