Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings, Souvenir de Florence | Orchid Classics ORC100052

Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings, Souvenir de Florence

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Label: Orchid Classics

Cat No: ORC100052

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 26th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Russian Virtuosi of Europe

Conductor

Yuri Zhislin

Works

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Serenade for strings in C major, op.48
Souvenir de Florence, op.70

Artists

Russian Virtuosi of Europe

Conductor

Yuri Zhislin

About

The Russian Virtuosi of Europe are among the most innovative and distinct string ensembles on today's musical scene.

This album for Orchid Classics is their debut recording and features two of Tchaikovsky’s most beloved works for strings.

The group has collaborated with artists such as Sergei Nakariakov, the Oistrakh String Quartet and the legendary ‘father’ of Russian rock, Boris Grebenshikov.

Reviews

Yuri Zhislin coaxes tangible excitement in the exhilarating finale of the Serenade for Strings and couples tremendous colour and vitality with meticulous attention to detail in the sextet Souvenir de Florence, heard here in an attractive arrangement for string orchestra. Recommended. Stephen Pritchard
The Observer 17 January 2016
The Russian Virtuosi of Europe’s dazzling debut disc offers the best of both worlds – airy nimbleness matched to a richness of sound which sometimes seems impossible from a group of 18 players. ... Passion and precision are one. The apogee is the Serenade’s ‘Elegie’. Melodic lines are beautifully moulded, the return of the opening chords hushed, the climax gorgeous and the dying fall subtly atmospheric. The waltz lilts with delicate ritenutos, the finale bounces.  David Nice
BBC Music Magazine April 2016

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