The Nutcracker (ballet), Op.71 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1892]. Plate 17668.
Reprinted New York: Broude Brothers, 1951. Plate B.B. 47.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.[1972]. Plate 7522.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1892]. Plate 17648.
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Waltz of the Snowflakes (Act I, No.9)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Tchaikovsky)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1892]. Plate 17669.
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Danse des Mirlitons (Act II, No.12e)

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La mère Gigogne et les polichinelles (Act II, No.12f)

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General Information

Work Title The Nutcracker
Alternative. Title Щелкунчик ; Casse-noisette
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.71 ; TH 14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts, 3 scenes

Overture

Allegro giusto (182 bars)

Act I

  • Scene 1
1. Scène: L'ornement et l'illumination de l'arbre de Noël. Allegro non troppo (134 bars)
2. Marche. Tempo di Marcia viva (88 bars)
3. Petit galop des enfants et entrée des parents. Presto - Andante (118 bars)
4. Scène dansante. Andantino—Allegro molto vivace—Tempo di Valse—Presto (258 bars)
5. Scène et danse Grossvater.
Andante (Tempo di Valse)—Andantino—Tempo di Grossvater (225 bars)
6. Scène: Le départ des invités. La nuit. Allegro semplice—Moderato assai (161 bars)
7. Scène: La bataille. Allegro vivo (121 bars)
  • Scene 2
8. Scène: Une forêt de sapins en hiver. Andante (71 bars)
9. Valse des flocons de neige. Tempo di Valse, ma con moto—Presto (407 bars)

Act II

  • Scene 3
10. Scène: Le palais enchanté de Confiturenburg. Andante (91 bars)
11. Scène: L'arrivée de Casse-Noisette et Claire. Andante con moto—Allegro agitato (142 bars)
12. Divertissement:
a) Le chocolat: Danse espagnole. Allegro brillante (78 bars)
b) Le café: Danse arabe. Comodo (102 bars)
c) 'Le thé: Danse chinoise. Allegro moderato (32 bars)
d) Trépak: Danse russe. Tempo di Trepak, molto vivace (84 bars)
e) Danse des mirlitons. Andantino (77 bars)
f) La mère Gigogne et les polichinelles. Allegro giocoso (156 bars)
13. Valse des fleurs. Tempo di Valse (353 bars)
14. Pas de deux:
Andante maestoso (74 bars)
Var. 1. Tempo di Tarantella (51 bars)
Var. 2. Andante ma non troppo (84 bars)
Coda. Vivace assai (102 bars)
15. Valse finale et apothèose. Tempo di Valse—Molto meno (294 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892
First Performance. 1892-12-18 — St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
Riccardo Drigo (conductor), Lev Ivanov (choreographer)
First Publication. 1892 – Moscow: P. Jurgenson
Full score, Plate 17668, 511 pages.
Piano solo (arr. Taneyev), Plate 17669, 175 pages.
Simplified piano solo (arr. Tchaikovsky) Plate 17782, 166 pages.
Piano 4 hands (arr. Arensky) Plates 18870-885, 269 pages.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 85 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation treble chorus, orchestra
Voices
boys (or female) chorus (SA) [offstage in Act I, No.9 only, wordless]
Orchestra
3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B, A),
bass clarinet (B, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (A, B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion*, celesta (or piano), 2 harps, strings
* cymbals, bass drum, triangle, tambourine, castanets, tam-tam, glockenspiel,
children's instruments (rattle, trumpet (C), drums, cuckoo (C), quail (C))
Related Works See also the orchestral suite from the ballet, Op.71a.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Sergey Taneyev's arrangement for solo piano was revised and simplified by Tchaikovsky, 1892