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Manchester Camerata - Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Strauss

Gabor Takacs-Nagy conducts the Manchester Camerata. Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence. Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor (soloist: Giovanni Guzzo). Strauss: Metamorphosen.

Live from Penrith Methodist Church

Presented by Stuart Flinders

Gabor Takacs-Nagy conducts Manchester Camerata in Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence", Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosen" and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D minor. A visit to the Italian city of Florence in 1890 inspired Tchaikovsky to write his string sextet "Souvenir de Florence" which is performed tonight in its version for full string orchestra. The thirteen year-old Mendelssohn composed his Violin Concerto in D minor for his beloved teacher and friend Eduard Rietz but the work completely disappeared from the concert platform until 1952 when Yehudi Menuhin resurrected it in a performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. Richard Strauss's "Metamorphosen" - a study for 23 solo strings is subtitled "In memoriam". It's one of Strauss's last works, written during the closing months of the Second World War and dedicated to the Swiss impresario and conductor Paul Sacher.

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor Music

8.25 Music Interval

R. Strauss: Metamorphosen

Giovanni Guzzo (violin)
Manchester Camerata
Gabor Takacs-Nagy (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Manchester Camerata

    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Souvenir de Florence Op.70, arr. for string orchestra [orig. for string sextet]

      Conductor: Gabor TAKACS-NAGY Performer: Manchester Camerata

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Concerto in D minor for violin and string orchestra [1822]

      Conductor: Gabor TAKACS-NAGY Performer: Giovanni GUZZO - Violin Performer: Manchester Camerata

    • Joseph Haydn

      Quartet in D minor Op.103 for strings [unfinished]

      Performer: Takacs String Quartet

      • DECCA.
      • 430-199-2.
      • 9 - 10.
    • Antonín Dvořák

      Bagatelles Op.47 for 2 violins, cello and harmonium

      Performer: Takacs String Quartet

      • DECCA.
      • 430-077 2.
      • 4 - 5.
    • Richard Strauss

      Metamorphosen AV.142 for 23 solo strings

      Conductor: Gabor TAKACS-NAGY Performer: Manchester Camerata

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