Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet In Full Score)
Along with Swan Lake , The Nutcracker represents one of Tchaikovsky's most popular and most-performed works. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker And The Mouse King , the piece was commissioned in 1891 and first performed in St Petersberg the following year. The story of enchanted toys and Christmas magic has become a firm favourite, and the piece was the first historically to make orchestral use of the Celesta. As a work of previously unrivalled orchestration, the piece has become vital reading for those studying the development of the orchestra, or important Romantic works.
|Series||Dover Full Scores|
|Contributors||Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (Composer)|
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