Souvenir de Florence

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Souvenir de Florence in D major

Op. 70, TH118

About this work...

Tchaikovsky wrote his string sextet Souvenir de Florence (1887 - 90) in Italy, though he revised it in Russia a few years later. In this work, Tchaikovsky's last for chamber forces, the composer seems inspired more by Italy's sunny climes than by its music, for it hardly sounds Italianate; moreover, the third and fourt... read more