The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик), Op. 71 (TH 14 ; ČW 14), is a fairy ballet in 2 acts and 3 scenes, written and orchestrated by Tchaikovsky between.

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It was considerably later that Tchaikovsky set about the instrumentation of the ballet, in Januaryafter he had already orchestrated the opera.

It has not been established whether Tchaikovsky composed anything on his way to Berlin. Creative Commons Attribution No Tchaikovsjy 3.

In Moscow the first production of The Nutcracker did not take place until 21 Mayin a production at the Bolshoi Theatre by the balletmaster Aleksandr Gorsky, conducted by Nikolay Fyodorov.

According to Modest Tchaikovskythe composer was “very little pleased by the subject of The Nutcracker ” [12]more precisely with the nature of the ballet’s scenario, since E. It should be obtainable in any musical store”.

But if this is impractical, then this choral part may be performed by 24 voices an operatic chorus”. After this he wrote: You need now only to compose great dances, and not for dancers, and all those variations Chinese and Spanish dances, a tarantella, an English dance, and the start of a Trepak. casdanueces


The Nutcracker was arranged for piano by Sergey Taneyevbut in view of the difficulty of this arrangement, Tchaikovsky made a simplified one of his own.

In this time I will have prepared the sketches for the first two scenes of the ballet. Editor First tchaikovaky reprint. He began by orchestrating the few numbers which were to be performed as a Suite from the ballet. Tchaikovsky instructed that “This chorus should comprise 12 sopranos xascanueces 12 altos.

In any case, the balletmaster’s plan of this act was sent to Tchaikovsky only while he was abroad. Arranger Ralph Hamon Bellairs Hoffmannadapted by Alexandre Dumas.

Tchaikovsky: Cascanueces suite, Op. 71a by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on Spotify

Once a show has started, and out of respect for the rest of the audience and performers, members of the audience will only be allowed to enter or return to the room during intermissions, if any. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Work on the ballet continued during his journey: General conditions of assistance: You are an exceptionally kind soul for not refusing me” [13].

Tempo di Cascanuecees, molto vivace G major, 84 bars d Danse arabe. The story was based on a children’s fairy tale by E. On the day of his departure from Saint Petersburgthe composer discussed the ballet with Marius Petipa [22]. There are unexpected distractions” [37].


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On the copy of the manuscript of the plan is Petipa ‘s note: It seems that at this meeting the outline scenario for Act II was finalised. The principal performers were: Hoffmann ‘s fairy tale, upon which it was based, had long ranked high in the composer’s estimation, and was the reason for his agreeing to write the ballet The Nutcracker.

Accompagnement de piano par H. Letters to various correspondents during June refer to work on the ballet. General conditions of assistance document [PDF]. Andante ma non troppo E minor, 84 bars c Danse russe.

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A guide to the man and his music, vol. Naxos Javascript not enabled. The toy instruments are used in Act I No. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. The next day, in a deep depression caused by the unexpected news of his sister Aleksandra ‘s death, he wrote: