How did Tchaikovsky raise ballet music to a new level?
He was Russian.
He was a composer during the Romantic era.
The music was written for a ballet.
Tchaikovsky raised ballet music to a new level with lyrical melodies and rich orchestration.
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky made its first debut on the 18th of December in 1892. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pytor Llyich Tchaikovsky.