Dance of the Tumblers, from The Snow Maiden – Tchaikovsky (viola duo)
Title: Dance of the Tumblers, from incidental music to The Snow Maiden
Composer: P. I. Tchaikovsky, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violas
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Dance of the Tumblers is from Tchaikovsky’s incidental music to Ostrovsky’s stage play The Snow Maiden. The play is based on a Russian folk tale, and Tchaikovsky complements it with music that has deep roots in Russian musical tradition. This music should not be confused with Rimsky-Korsakov’s later opera based on the same play.