Tchaikovski – The Nutcracker (BBC Royal Opera House,2001,conductor Evg. Svetlanov)
|The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the book called “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.
In 1891, the legendary choreographer Marius Petipa commissioned Tchaikovsky to write the music for the Nutcracker Ballet.
Watch “The Nutcracker”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUsFzvDDF0
Reed “The Classic Christmas Story Ballet”: http://www.nutcracker.com/about-mb/history-of-nutcracker