Nussknacker-Suite op. 71a
KOMPONIST: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
VERLAG: Breitkopf und Härtel
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Orchester
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed the suite to his ballet “The Nutcracker” in January/February 1892, at the same time that he was still orchestrating the ballet music. The score of the suite was thus finished before the complete score of the ballet and before the work was given its definitive title.