Dance of the Tumblers, from The Snow Maiden – Tchaikovsky (violin cello duo)
Title: Dance of the Tumblers, from incidental music to The Snow Maiden
Composer: P. I. Tchaikovsky, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Vivacious and rollicking, steeped in traditional Russian folk idioms, this music is vintage Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky composed incidental music for The Snow Maiden a decade before Rimsky-Korsakov wrote his opera of the same name, based on the same play.