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Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Camerata du Leman


Release Date: 03/06/2020 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186762  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyModest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Du Léman
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The young players of the Swiss string ensemble Camerata du Léman make their recording debut with energetic performances of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, in a new arrangement by concertmaster Simon Bouveret. The Camerata realize an ensemble sound that is both homogenic and soloistic, and are driven by a shared desire for adventure and a common passion for chamber music. Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence is a tribute to the Italian city where the composer spent a winter, and simultaneously a declaration of love to Italian lyricism. The ensemble’s new rendition of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition revives the nineteenth-century transcription practice, while also demonstrating the Read more inexhaustible musical richness of this timeless masterpiece. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Du Léman
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890/1892; Russia 
Notes: version for string orchestra 
2.
Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Du Léman
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Notes: arr. Simon Bouveret for string orchestra 

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