Elgar – Serenade for Strings (Orchestra of the Music High School Schloss Belvedere)

Conducted by Joan Pagès Valls, the Orchestra of the Music High School Schloss Belvedere performs Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20, a piece for string orchestra in three short movements. Recorded at the annual advent concert of the Music High School on December 4, 2014 at the congress centrum neue weimarhalle, Weimar.

The piece was written in March 1892 and dedicated to the organ builder and amateur musician Edward W Whinfield. It was first performed in private in that year, by the Worcester Ladies’ Orchestral Class, with the composer conducting. It received its first public performance in Antwerp, Belgium on 21 July 1896.

The work remains among the most frequently performed of all Elgar’s (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) music.

Movements:

  1. Allegro piacevole
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegretto

The Music High School Schloss Belvedere is a centre for highly talented young musicians, where pupils attend courses and lessons held by professors of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT, Weimar.

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