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When was trepak composed?

Last Updated: 15th January, 2020

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The Nutcracker (Щелкунчик), Op. 71 (TH 14 ; ČW 14), is a fairy ballet in 2 acts and 3 scenes, written and orchestrated by Tchaikovsky between February 1891 and April 1892. The story was based on a children's fairy tale by E. T. A.

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Similarly, when was the Nutcracker composed?

1892

Beside above, how long is the original Nutcracker? This last act is usually, again, about 40-50 minutes. In between the acts there will likely be an intermission. This will add another 20 minutes or so to the total time. With the two acts and the intermission, it is safe to say that The Nutcracker is usually between 1:40 and 2 hours.

People also ask, what does trepak mean?

Definition of trepak. : a fiery Ukrainian folk dance performed by men and featuring the leg-flinging prisiadka.

What is the form of the Trepak dance?

According to the Nutcracker, the dance is written in AABA form and is played in a presto tempo. With a signature of 2/4 and in the key of G major, this piece uses an entire symphony.

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