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The Nutcracker Analysis

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The Nutcracker is an 1816 ballet with a symphony created by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky who was a Russian composer, conductor and pianist mostly knew in Europe and the United States. The performance of his work in New York City, 2016 is displayed by the Music Director of the New York City Ballet Andrew Litton. Last year, Litton was in charge of conducting the work, and, was also part of the performance as a pianist. In the visual performing such as choreography and conduction was developed by the professional dancer and choreographer George Balanchine to whom the title of the work “George Balanchine’s, The Nutcracker” is dedicated to. Balanchine’s legacy has been recreated by New York’s Ballet Masters in Chief Lincoln Kirstein (1948-1983), Jerome Robbins (1983-1990), Peter Martins (1990) who maintains the innovative/creative style and technique by Balanchine.…show more content…
Orchestra is constituted by eleven First Violinist, nine Second Violinist, six Violas, seven Cellist, four Double Basses, three Flutes, three Oboes, three Clarinets and a Bass Clarinetist, four French Horns, three Trumpets, three Trombones accompanied by a Bass Trombonist, one Harp, one piano, one Timpani, three Percussion, a Violin Soloist, one Orchestra Manager and a Music Librarian. For a total of 65 musicians.

The Ballet starts the First Act with an intro of woodwinds and strings, idiophone, which is the first movement that is about two minutes long. The tempo is andante, moderato. Dynamics rules with a pianissimo ritornello of the melody. There is a call and response between the woodwinds and
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