Picks of the Week

Originally published in The Moscow Times on December 10, 1999

There is nothing like a little Tchaikovsky to help along one's holiday mood. Since Moscow can always use a little Christmas spirit, we recommend a heavy dose of the 19th-century composer's work this weekend. Start the weekend with the "Novoye Trio," or "The New Trio," and their "New Trio Christ.mas Festival" at the Pushkin Museum onDec. 12. Then, treat yourself to the Tchaikovsky Christmas must-see - "The Nutcracker." This holiday favorite, choreographed by Maurice Petipa, will play at both the Kremlin Palace and the Bolshoi Theater this month. The magical tale of little Clara and her nutcracker doll-turned-prince is…

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