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Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker

Poor Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Following the huge success of┬áThe Sleeping Beauty┬áballet in 1890, the Tsar wanted another hit from Tchaikovsky and choreographer Marius Petipa. Petipa took charge of the storyline of the ballet and created two scenes based on the … Continue reading

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