On December 18, 1892, the unofficial soundtrack of Christmas premiered in St. Petersberg.
I attended Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite every December when I was in elementary school, like many other Americans.
According to philharmonia.co.uk, about forty percent of major US ballet companies’s annual ticket revenues come from The Nutcracker.
In honor of today’s 123rd anniversary, I searched for a quote from the great composer and found one on bio.com.
“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.” —Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
This quote should help you stay hungry and inspired this holiday season!
If you are a big Nutcracker fan, check out this article from the Huffington Post, This Is The Only Version Of ‘The Nutcracker’ You Need This Season.
It features a modern take on Tchaikovsky’s classic featuring dancers from So You Think You Can Dance.
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