I'm looking for an arrangement of "Souvenir de Florence" for string
orchestra (with double bass). I know there's one written by Lucas Drew,
but I read somewhere that there's one of Tschaikowsky himself. Does anyone
know something about this? I'd also like to get to know the arrangement
Anton Seidl wrote (for the Carnegie Hall, I think).
Thank you in advance!
Tchaikovsky didn't make an arrangement of this work himself, but you're
right that Anton Seidl first conducted his own version for string
orchestra at Carnegie Hall in January 1893. Maybe this was just a 'scaled
up' version, with the solo parts taken by each of the string sections?
There is a new recording (Grammy nominee 2013) of this work made by
Trondheimsolistene, re-arranged for standard string orchestra (including
The arrangements are made by members of the ensemble.