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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
finished the Nutcracker ballet in 1892.

It was based on the novel
"The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,"
written sometime between 1776 and 1822,
by E.T. Amadeus Hoffman.

The first performance of The Nutcracker Suite was given in 1892.
The North American premiere did not take place until 1940.
The Nutcracker Suite ballet has continued to captivate
audiences each and every Christmas season
.

Nutcracker

Play Song Size Time Rating
Arab Christmas Dance 10.4K 3.22
Chinese Dance 6.7K 1:09
Dance of the Reed Flutes
(Mirlitons)
11K 2:02
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies 8.2K 1:16
Miniature Overture 17.8K 3:7
Nutcracker Suite
(March)
13K 2:30
Russian Dance
(Trepak)
7.8K 1:03
Waltz of the Flowers
34K 7:29