Sestetto Stradivari - Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky (2016)

Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky

Sestetto Stradivari

By its very title, Souvenir de Florence, the string sextet in D major op. 70, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1890 (although the final composition, replete with revisions and second thoughts, dates to 1892, the year of its premier in St. Petersburg) expresses a kind of ‘Italian-ness’ that is already revealed by the harmonic weave of the initial thematic context of the first movement, the l’Allegro con spirito. The incisive and impassioned motivic idea starts from the centre point of the dominant of D minor (with the auxiliary of a significant minor ninth chord) and arrives, after a symmetrical statement, to the opposite alternative of the lowered supertonic, by virtue of a ‘Neapolitan sixth’, insistently reiterated in the succeeding episode, though with abundant modulating transitions. The iteration of the first theme and a different transitional phase lead to the formulation of a second theme, expressed, however, in the region of the dominant major and likewise constructed on a primary ninth chord: however, to the marked initial vigour, full of folkloric references, is juxtaposed a full-throated lyricism that is vaguely reminiscent of opera, where the fusion of the two elements is carried out with an intermediate rhythmic design, borrowed from the previous transition.

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Sestetto Stradivari

Featured by solo instruments of the Orchestra “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome, Stradivari Sextet has been founded on december 2001 on the occasion of planned concerts, during the International Exhibition “L’arte del Violino” held in Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome.
Harmony, cohesion and passion profused for this first event became an inspiration for a bigger and wide-ranging project. Stradivari Sextet is now committed in several concerts for the most important national and international musical institutions. In the last years the Sextet has been invited by eminent associations, such as “Alessandro Scarlatti” in Naples, “Festival Paganiniano di Carro”, “Amici della Musica di Montegranaro”, “Amici della Musica di Firenze”, “Concerti d’Altamarca”, Palau de la Musica in Valencia. Invited by Mario Brunello the Sextett played in the amazing valley of Laghetti di Bombasel in front of 1000 people during Suoni delle Dolomiti Festival 2010. 2014 Sextet activity: International Festival of Ravello, return to Naples Scarlatti Association, Latin America tour – with the pianist Eduardo Hubert in Argentina, in Brazil as special guests for “Na copa na Italia” cultural events for World football Championship – and China tour in November.

2015 Sextet activity: Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Festival MiTo, Merate Musica, Teatro di Gualtieri. Next concerts: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fondazione Pistoiese Pro Musica, Festival Trame Sonore Mantova, Maggio della Musica di Napoli, tournée to Russia. Stradivari Sextet is regularly invited teaching in chamber music masterclasses and is Residence Artist in Villa Pennisi in Musica in Acireale, Catania.

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Sestetto Stradivari - Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky (2016)

Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky

Sestetto Stradivari

Digital Converters: Horus
Producer: Igor Fiorini
Recording Engineer: Luca Giannerini, Daniele Zazza
Recording location: Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD

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Verklarte Nacht, op. 4
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Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 Allegro con spirito
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Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 Adagio cantabile e con moto
Tchaikovsky
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Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 Allegretto moderato
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Souvenir de Florence, op. 70 Allegro con brio e vivace
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