The Nutcracker Suite

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker Suite

Op. 71a, TH35

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From a strictly professional point of view, Tchaikovsky should have been a happy man in 1890. Finally acknowledged as the greatest Russian composer, he had produced symphonies, concertos, ballets, and his latest opera, The Queen of Spades, had been hailed as a masterpiece. He had accepted an offer to conduct his works ...