Tchaikovsky & Brahms

Aug 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
Tchaikovsky & Brahms
First Presbyterian Church Vero Beach - 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960


BRAHMS  String Quartet No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY  Souvenir de Florence

Joni Roos, violin
Jim Leda, violin
Michael De Jesus, viola
Daniel Cortes, viola
Paul Fleury, cello
Lorraine Hogle, cello

A sextet and quartet encompass a powerful program of chamber works presented by musicians from your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Lyricism and drama abound in Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, a rhythmically compact dynamo that charges ahead in high-spirited dance, occasionally pausing to flirt in operatic fashion.The second half features Tchaikovsky’s beloved string sextet, Souvenir de Florence, originally sketched while the composer was visiting Florence, Italy. Despite its minor key, Souvenir de Florence is an ebullient and apparently carefree composition, a last sunny spell before Tchaikovsky’s anguished emotional descent toward the Sixth Symphony (Pathétique). Here we glimpse Tchaikovsky’s neo-classical proclivities.

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