Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70. Serenade for Strings,
|Concertgebouw Chamber Orch/Marco Boni, cond.
PENTATONE PTC 5186 009 TT: 67:11 (5 channel)
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BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Concerto in D Minor BWV 596. HOMILIUS: Two Choral Preludes. KREBS: Trio in E Flat. KELLNER: Praeludium in C. MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in D, Op. 65 No. 6. RHEINBERGER: Cantilena. REGER: Toccata in D Minor, Op. 59, No. 5.
Bram Beekman, organist
PENTATONE PTC 5186 003 TT: 63:51 (5 channel)
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Once again we have sterling
performances by the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra under their director
Marco Boni. Joining their superb Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn (REVIEW)
we now have Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and the same
composer's lesser-known but worthy Souvenir of Florence, written
ten years later, in the composer's version for chamber orchestra
rather than the original string sextet. It's a sunny work in four
movements ending with a brilliant fiery coda.
R.E.B. (May 2003)