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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Ballet Suite for Piano from The Nutcracker  Play

Anastasia Seifetdinova Piano

Recorded on 03/06/2012, uploaded on 03/06/2012

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Ballet Suite for Piano from The Nutcracker   Tchaikovsky, arr. by Mikhail Pletnev

I.                    March

II.                 Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

III.               Russian Dance – Trepak

IV.              Chinese Dance

V.                 Andante Maestoso

Mikhail Pletnev is unique in the world of classical music. At the age of twenty-one he won the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978 playing, among other music, his own transcription of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. This was a courageous decision to play one’s own challenging transcription, daunting in its technical requirements while preserving the essence of Tchaikovsky’s colorful music. Since the competition, Pletnev has earned considerable attention as a conductor and founder of the Russian National Orchestra – the first privately-funded orchestra in Russia since 1917. Pletnev’s concert transcriptions of music from the ballets The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty carry the art of piano transcription to a new level in the 20th century, throwing fresh light onto the well-known music while challenging and adapting the music from one instrumental medium to another.     Anastasia Seifetdinova

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I love it!!!! I love how he put those pieces together!!! I highly recommend it for others. Dance of the sugarplum fairies was best.

Submitted by 935877 on Fri, 09/14/2012 - 09:16. Report abuse

One of the best pieces of music I have heard. Tchaikovskey truly knows hpw to bring music to life.

Submitted by nathannieves on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:56. Report abuse

Agree with both comments

Submitted by Shiko2004 on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 01:14. Report abuse

Best and definitely in the Top 10

Submitted by melanieting on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 01:47. Report abuse

Amazing!!!

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