Tchaikovsky's ballets: The Sleeping Beauty
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Tchaikovsky: Compositions, ballets, biography and more facts
6. Tchaikovsky's ballets: The Sleeping Beauty
'The Sleeping Beauty', to which Tchaikovsky composed the music in 1889, is the second of the composer's three ballets. Based on Charles Perrault’s tale of 'La belle au bois dormant', it has become one of the famous ballets in classical repertoire.