When Tchaikovsky travelled to Italy he put his worries behind him, and every note of his string sextet Souvenir de Florence simply shimmers with Mediterranean sunshine. Love-songs, dance tunes and holiday high-spirits: you can practically feel the warmth. It’s the perfect way to welcome the summer, as six CBSO string players come together to unleash a burst of pure enjoyment.
About Centre Stage: Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
- Bobbie-Jane Gardner, New Work (World Premiere, CBSO Centenary Commission) (8mins)
- Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence