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Souvenir de Florence arranged for String Orchestra

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By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

String Orchestra - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Matthew Naughtin. Romantic Period, European. Score, Set of Parts. 327 pages. Published by Matthew Naughtin (S0.420447).

Item Number: S0.420447

Tchaikovsky loved Italy, especially the city of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside, and spent many winters there,escaping the frigid winds of St. Petersburg. The winter of 1890 found Tchaikovsky, as usual, in Florence in a particularly happy mood, having just finished his great opera The Queen of Spades. He began jotting down melodies for a piece he had promised to the Saint Petersburg Chamber Music Society and when he returned to Russia, he completed Souvenir de Florence. Written for string sextet, the work's first two movements are suffused with the warm, sensual atmosphere of Italy and the last two are more Russian in character. This brilliant, lushly sonorous arrangement for string orchestra accentuates all the charm and passion of the original work that prompted Tchaikovsky to happily exclaim "What a Sextet! And what a fugue at the end! Quite terrible how pleased I am with myself…I am increasingly captivated by it."

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  • 5

    Isaac Selya
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  • July 11, 2020 The Definitive Edition

    This is a magnificent edition. It is a direct transcription of Tchaikovsky's original, with the addition of a double bass part that follows the cello 2 part and has been edited for playability in terms of octaves and chords. The layout of the parts was clearly done by a...

    professional librarian, with an eye towards practical issues like page turns and rests. This is the edition of this piece you want for string orchestra, and it is also usable in Tchaikovsky's original format of string sextet.

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