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Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker

 

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Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

Ballet

Ballet is a theatrical performance that tells a story using music, costumes, sets, and dance. Victoria Morgan, artistic director of the Cincinnati Ballet, talks with Naomi Lewin about ballet and ballet terms.

Track list:
Delibes: Coppelia
Rameau: Castor and Pollux
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which of the following is NOT a ballet by Tchaikovsky?

The Nutcracker

Swan Lake

Sleeping Beauty

Appalachian Spring


2.A ballet is a performance with music, costumes and sets that tells a story through dance.

True

False


3. How many ballets did Tchaikovsky write?

one

two

three

four

five


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