Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker is based on a story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. In The Nutcracker, a Christmas present -- a nutcracker -- comes to life as a handsome prince. He takes the young girl who received him as a present on some fantastic adventures.

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Music In This Episode

Nutcracker: Overture

Nutcracker: March

Nutcracker: Battle Between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King

Nutcracker: Waltz of the Snowflakes

Nutcracker: Spanish Dance

Nutcracker: Arabian Dance

Nutcracker: Chinese Dance

Nutcracker: Russian Dance

Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes

Nutcracker: Mother Gigogne

Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Nutcracker: Final Waltz