Tchaikovsky loved Italy, and especially Florence, where he conceived a glorious duet for violin and cello which was to become the main theme of the slow movement of his string sextet which he titled Souvenir de Florence.  The work also pays homage to his life-long love of Mozart’s music whose String Quintet in C (K515) is composed on an expansive scale, with a first movement which has been compared to Beethoven.

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