Tchaikovsky was one of Russia's most famous and beloved music composers. The music from the "Sleeping Beauty" ballet is some of his best work which was composed in 40 days. It premiered in St Petersburg's Marinsky Theater in 1890. One of his most popular musical pieces from this ballet is the "Sleeping Beauty Waltz" which was the background music to Princess Aurora's 16th birthday celebration. Next Saturday evening I will be in the Marinsky Theater attending the "Cinderella" ballet by another wonderful Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev. On my last trip to Russia my private guide secured tickets for me to see "Esmarelda" performed by the Bolshoi Ballet troupe in Moscow at the magnificent Bolshoi Theater. That night was the highlight of my trip. I had never seen such "excellence" in the performing arts and I left the theater mesmerized by what I had just experienced. I am looking forward to next Saturday evening and enjoying my second Russian ballet.
I hope you enjoy this music video which highlights some of the most beautiful architecture in Russia.