Sextet from LONDON MOZART PLAYERS
Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
The London Mozart Players was founded in 1949 as the UK's first chamber orchestra and has achieved international renown for its outstanding live performances and recordings. We welcome six members of the orchestra to perform a delightful programme of string sextet music, a rare and thrilling treat. Written in Salzburg when he was just sixteen, Mozart's 1772 Divertimento is a masterpiece of inventiveness and virtuosity. Alongside we hear Arnold Schoenberg's monumental late-Romantic work Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) and Tchaikovsky's brilliant sextet Souvenir de Florence, written just after he had holidayed in the Italian city.