Nutcracker Suite in Full Score, Paperback/Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Brand: Dover Publications

Completed in 1892, Tchaikovsky's entertaining masterpiece is one of the most popular pieces ever created for ballet. A perennial favorite in theaters and concert halls especially at Christmastime ``The Nutcracker`` vividly displays the composer's virtuosity in creating varied orchestral colors. Exhibiting immense ``charm and novelty of instrumentation`` (``Grove's Dictionary``), the work has delighted generations of listeners with such familiar favorites as the ``Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy,`` ``Trepak`` (Russian Dance), ``Arabian Dance,`` ``Chinese Dance,`` and ``Waltz of the Flowers.`` Now available to students, teachers, and musicians at a price considerably less than any comparable full score would cost, this high-quality reproduction of an authoritative edition will be welcomed by music lovers everywhere.