Posted 17 October 2009 - 06:49 PM
Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:04 PM
Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:28 AM
Hi Fraildove, I'm not sure if this helps, but the original score included a short number inserted in between The Chinese Dance (Tea) and the Trepak of Act 2. The number was composed by Tchaikovsky and it was to be called "Toffee" and was in the form of an English Jig. Todate, there is only one recording that I am aware of that has this variation included in the score---The Nutcracker (Complete Recording) John Lanchbery conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, issued on the MHS - Musical Heritage Society CD #MHS-522054X (2CDs). I have the recording and according to the booklet notes that comes with the set, it also states that the piece was removed after the first rehearsal as Petipa was not fond of it. The English Jig was also ommited from the published score, but able to be included in this recording thanks to its exsitance in a piano version. This piano version was orchestrated by Lanchbery. Hopes this helps. --Jos
Wow...I didn't know about the existence of this piece of music. Thank you!
Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:45 AM
The variation is short but the music and choreography are exciting. It is always a crowd-pleaser.
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