The thunderously triumphant opening chords of this mighty concerto are among the most famous in all classical music. At the time of composition, though, they were by no means universally loved. When Tchaikovsky played them to the pianist Nicolai Rubinstein, Rubinstein declared it to be "bad, trivial and vulgar!"
It is one of the most popular of Tchaikovsky's compositions and among the best known of all piano concerti.
Number of Pages
Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Nutcracker Suite "(Piano Solo). By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Arranged by Granville Bantock. For Piano Solo. Music Sales America. Ballet, Classical. 32 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV915755. Published by Novello & Co Ltd."
New Dance for the Sugar Plum Fairy By Amy Engelhardt and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Arranged by Michele Weir. For SATB choir unaccompanied (SATB A Cappella). Shawnee Press. Choral. 8 pages. Shawnee Press #A2300. Published by Shawnee Press