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Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op 70, Souvenir de Florence (34:28)
Emerson String Quartet; Paul Neubauer, viola; Colin Carr, cello
For their new album, the Emerson String Quartet performs two string sextets from the 1890′s, Souvenir de Florence by Tchaikovsky and Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg. This is the quartet’s first recording of music by Tchaikovsky since the 1980′s and its first ever recording of a piece by Schoenberg. They are joined on both works by two frequent collaborators, American violinist Paul Neubauer and British cellist Colin Carr.