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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During this time he wrote the opening of the second scene, and the numbers he had previously omitted from the casccanueces scene of Act 1: From Monday to Saturday holidays excluded from A guide to the man and his music, vol.

Not only is his hair thinning and turning silver as snow, not only are his teeth falling out and refusing to chew food, not only are his eyes weakening and becoming easily tired, not only are his feet starting to drag rather than walk—but his singular remaining faculty is starting to fade and disappear.

Editor First edition reprint. It has not been established whether Tchaikovsky composed anything on his way to Berlin. The next day, in a deep depression caused by the unexpected news of his sister Aleksandra ‘s death, he wrote: Departure cascanuces the guests.

The Nutcracker

But the composer did not write the music for this scene straight away, noting down only a few sketches eventually used for the gallop, beside the note: Act I is divided into two scenes comprising Nos. After finishing the sketches of the ballet, Tchaikovsky left to spend some days in Saint Petersburgand on his return he began to compose the opera Iolantaand also to correct the full score of the opera Yevgeny Onegin.


Accompagnement de piano par H. It should be obtainable in any musical store”. In this time I will have prepared the sketches for the first two scenes of the ballet.

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Creative Commons Attribution 3. In any case, the balletmaster’s plan of this act was sent to Tchaikovsky only while he was abroad. Tempo di Tarantella 51 bars. Work Title The Nutcracker Alt ernative.

Hoffmannadapted by Alexandre Dumas. Chinese and Spanish dances, a tarantella, an English dance, and the start of a Trepak. On the same day, Tchaikovsky wrote of this to his brother Modest [30]. He is what the French call vieu jeu [15]. All the solos and variations he devised for cascanuedes first act, would be of little interest to the public.

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

These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. On the cover of volume III Tchaikovsky noted: In the Pas de deuxTchaikovsky omitted the male variation, and on a blank page he wrote: The piano arrangements by Sergey Taneyev and the author were also brought out in by the same publisher. On the copy of the manuscript of the tcbaikovsky is Petipa ‘s note: Andante ma non troppo E minor, 84 bars c Danse russe. It is not possible to establish the exact date on which work on the sketches was begun.


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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.

They were bored” [47].

Adapted by the composer from The Nutcracker balletOp.