Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a (Piano Solo). Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Stepan Esipoff and St. For Piano. Schott. 40 pages. Schott Music #ED2394. Published by Schott Music (HL.49003731).
ISBN 3795752906. 9x12 inches.
This is a piano arrangement of the concert version of the ballet. Tchaikovsky used only part of the music for the ballet in the suite. The Overture and the March, which are the most important of the characteristic dances in the Suite, come from the first act of the ballet. The remaining dances originate from the second act.