Tchaikovsky + Purcell

TCHAIKOVSKY - SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE

  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Adagio cantabile e con moto
  3. Allegro moderato
  4. Allegro vivace

HENRY PURCELL

  1. Fantazia 3
  2. Fantazia 7
  3. Fantazia Upon One Note
  4. In Nomine A  

Play On Series Two opens with Tchaikovsky's joyful postcard from an Italian summer, Souvenir de Florence (1890). Composed whilst on holiday in Italy, this sun-soaked string sextet is the Russian Romantic's lush and melodic take on the sounds of Florence in the summertime.

Written for the unusual line up of six strings, the unique sonorities of this work are fuller and more sumptuous than a string quartet, yet more intimate than a chamber orchestra. To introduce this sonority, Tchaikovsky’s gem will be preceded by a selection of Henry Purcell’s Fantazias (1680) scored for string trio, quartet and quintet.

PLAY ON COLLECTIVE:

Kristian Winther // Violin

Ben Spiers // Violin

James Wannan // Viola

Caroline Henbest // Viola  

Tom Marlin // Cello

Michael Dahlenburg // Cello