Tchaikovsky, PI :: Souvenir de Florence

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  • Composer
    Tchaikovsky, PI
  • Instrumentation
    5 or More Flutes
  • Publisher
    Forton Music [FM668]
  • Editor
    Rainford, Robert (arr)
  • Orchestration
    4 fl, al fl, bs fl
  • Includes CD
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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Souvenir de Florence
Tchaikovsky, PI

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.'

Arranged here for flute ensemble: 4 flutes, alto flute, and bass flute.

  • Composer
    Tchaikovsky, PI
  • Instrumentation
    5 or More Flutes
  • Publisher
    Forton Music [FM668]
  • Editor
    Rainford, Robert (arr)
  • Orchestration
    4 fl, al fl, bs fl
  • Includes CD
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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