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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Ballet

Recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet including the famous Trepak (Russian Dance), Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies and the Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des Fleurs). Although the original production was not a success, the twenty-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in the U.S. Major American ballet companies generate around 40 percent of their annual ticket revenues from performances of The Nutcracker.

Trepak – Russian Dance Nutcracker

A very popular recording of Tchaikovsky’s Trepak (Russian Dance) from the Nutcracker Ballet Suite. Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893).

Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker B...

Tchaikovsky’s famous Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des Fleurs)- from the ballet The Nutcracker. Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies – Nu...

Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from the Nutcracker Ballet Suite is a hugely popular classical music piece performed at Christmastime. Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 –...