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Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (entr’acte from The Sleeping Beauty, 1890, orchestrated by Ivan Boutnikoff)
March 14, 1945, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Emanuel Balaban
Alexandra Danilova, Frederic Franklin
In 1955, Balanchine interpolated this music in its original form as a violin cadenza into Act I of his production of The Nutcracker for the New York City Ballet.