Archive: The little Nutcracker

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Kleiner Saal Festspielhaus | Kleiner Saal


  • Nina Kupczyk, stage direction
  • Heidrun Lanzendörfer, flute
  • Barbara Ritter, oboe
  • Kurt Franz Schmid, clarinet
  • Sebastian Löschberger, horn
  • Gottfried Johannes Pokorny, bassoon
  • Manuel Mairhofer, Acting


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet «The Nutcracker», one of the most famous musical Christmas stories, is presented here in a version for brass quintet and one actor. The smallest audiences can join Marie and her enchanted wooden Prince on a journey through the land of the sweetest dreams and dancing reed instruments. It begins when Marie is given her Christmas present of a nutcracker and she immediately falls in love with it. Sneaking into the living room at midnight, the little girl is surprised to find a band of warrior mice confronting a company of toy soldiers. Thanks to Marie’s spirited intervention, the nutcracker and his toy soldiers win their bitter battle with the army of the Mouse King.

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Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski

«The Nutcracker» Ballet suite op. 71a (Arr. for Wind Quintet: Guy de Cheyron)


  • I. Miniatur-Ouvertüre. Allegro giusto

  • II. Charaktertänze:

  • a) Marsch. Tempo di marcia viva

  • b) Tanz der Zuckerfee. Andante non troppo

  • c) Russischer Tanz. Tempo di Trepak, molto vivace

  • d) Arabischer Tanz. Allegretto

  • e) Chinesischer Tanz. Allegro moderato

  • f) Tanz der Rohrflöten. Moderato assai

  • III. Blumenwalzer. Tempo di Valse


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