The iconic work for string sextet, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence is a feast of bravura string playing. Penned during the composer’s summer sojourn in 1890, its unique musical language fuses Russian melody and rhythm with the Western tradition.
In this performance, led by MCO Principal Natalia Harvey, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir is prefaced by Victorian composer Ian Munro’s 2009 moving nocturne Black is the Night, inspired by the poetry of Judith Wright.
Ian MUNRO Black is the Night (2009)
Pyotr TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence
This tour is supported by the Australian Government's RISE Fund and Touring Victoria.
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Concert Notes: Tchaikovsky in Florence
Read the program notes for Tchaikovsky in Florence and understand more of the background to the music in this extraordinary performance.