Suites

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Between 1878 and 1887 Tchaikovsky wrote four suites for orchestra, and in 1892 he compiled a concert suite from his ballet The Nutcracker.

TH ČW Opus Title Key Description Year
31 28 43 Suite No. 1 D minor 1878–79
32 29 53 Suite No. 2 C major Suite caractéristique 1883
33 30 55 Suite No. 3 G major 1884
34 31 61 Suite No. 4 G major Mozartiana 1887
35 32 71a The Nutcracker Suite from the ballet 1892

In 1882 and 1890 he considered compiling concert suites from his ballets Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty respectively, which were later completed by others.

In 1889 or 1890 Tchaikovsky noted down a theme in D minor labelled "Andante (for suite)", which was not subsequently developed.