Popular Romantic composer of 6 symphones and some of the world' most performed ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
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.
C major (Sounding Pitch) G major (French Horn in F)
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."...more info
The Nutcracker Suite By Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Arranged by Harry Simeone. For SATB Choir (SATB). Shawnee Press. 84 pages. Shawnee Press #A0138. Published by Shawnee Press...more info
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...more info