we read this:
"Tchaikovsky also made a second suite, less well known and less
frequently played, of some of the other numbers:
- Act I, Tableau I: Nos. 4 & 5
- Act II: Adagio from the Grand Pas de Deux
- Act II: Introduction, Scene Dansante, and Spanish Dance
- Act II: Final Waltz and Apotheosis
Some conductors, such as Robert Irving of the New York City Ballet,
have made record albums of both Tchaikovsky suites from the ballet. For
many years, Irving conducted the New York City Ballet's annual production
of The Nutcracker, including the U.S. 1958 telecast".
Prato (Florence), Italy
You are right to be suspicious — the Wikipedia statement is incorrect.
Tchaikovsky only compiled the one suite from The Nutrcacker. Maybe
one of our readers who happens to be a Wikipedia editor could correct this
Dear Mr. Langston!
thank you very much. About the ballet again, remember that for the
first performance of "Suite", some pieces were repeated, for the great
Can you tell me which ones? I can not find a reference right now ...
Unfortunately, Wikipedia can be updated by just about anyone with a
computer and internet access. As Mr. Langston has already stated, this is
false about the second Nutcracker Suite. I will see if I can update it.
I've never used Wikipedia.
I looked at the note on Wikipedia
about the wrong information:
^ "Tchaikovsky / Robert Irving, New York City Ballet Orchestra, 1959:
Nutcracker Suites 1 & 2, Complete - Videos - Peru Peru Videos".
Video.musicaveo.com.Retrieved 1 July 2011.
This is the link:
30 minutes into the video: the booklet appears. It explains it well.
Some directors have other "Suites" of the ballet using music in the score.
The mistake comes from this.
I work with Italian Wikipedia, but I prefer that the correction is made
by some of the English language (the "Tchaikovsky Research" better).
Really thank you.
Dear Mr. Garganese,
I have deleted the false information in regards to the fictitious
second Nutcracker Suite from the English version of Wikipedia. Please note
that just because I've updated it doesn't mean that someone else cannot
re-update it and put the false information back on its site - I hope this
does not happen. Unfortunately, Wikipedia is used by many people who
sometimes purposely post false information about various topics to which
they have no real basis for posting to begin with. Thanks for the
It’s ironic to think that we wouldn’t have a Nutcracker Suite at all if
Tchaikovsky didn’t destroy The Voyevoda after its first performance.
Funny how things work out...
Thanks Mr. Svoboda-Britz!
Effectively "Wikipedia" has that problem ...
Users' register "can follow any future amendments, to control all
operations over time.
Mr. Fred Edwards!
I think she has made, unwittingly confusing. Pieces of "TheVoyevoda"
and "Undine" was used in "Swan Lake" not in "Nutcracker":
Parts of "The Voyevoda" destroyed (but reconstructed in 1949) were used
in "Oprichnik" and, just, in "Swan Lake".
These compositions are linked together for the passage of material ...
So also "Undine" gave pieces to "The Snow Maiden" and "Second
Here are the links to "Tchaikovsky Research":
Perhaps Mr. Langston (or others) can say in summary about the different
"transfers" with precision.
I am still waiting for someone to tell me "bis" the premiereof the
Suite of "The Nutcracker", directed by
Thank you very much and best wishes to all!
... and the reading of these links in the "ResearchTchaikovky" goes to
show the composer, especially in the early compositions (but something
even in mature age, as the "Symphony in E♭ major," then "Concerto No. 3"
for piano and orchestra and "Andante and Finale"), do not throw anything
To avoid further misunderstanding, we must just draw a distinction between Tchaikovsky's early opera
The Voevoda (Op.3), referred to by Mr Garganese, and
the late orchestral work
The Voevoda (Op.78) mentioned by Mr Edwards, which are not
connected. Tchaikovsky's dissatisfaction with Op.78 led to him destroying
the score after its premiere, and the suite fron The Nutcracker was
a substitute for a second performance of the work.
So far I haven't been able to track down the answer to Mr Garganese's
question about precisely which numbers from the Op.71a suite had to be
repeated, but I'll keep looking...