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  • Purcell Chacony in G minor
  • Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
  • Britten Alla Marcia

When Tchaikovsky travelled to Italy he let his hair down – and ever note of his Souvenir de Florence simply bursts with melody, joy and life-affirming Mediterranean light. Coming after the passionate poetry of Henry Purcell, it’s the ideal way to open the new Centre Stage season: as six CBSO string players come together to unleash a burst of pure musical sunshine.


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