Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker
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The 20 best pieces of classical Christmas music
7. Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is something of a Christmas tradition. The festive tale of a toy soldier that comes to life has endured over the years and been subject to some radical retellings (Matthew Bourne's is pictured). But it's Tchaikovsky's music at the centre that makes it that little bit more special.