An ensemble based in Ravenna, Italy; EST (the acronym for Electric String Trio) perform their rendition of Pequeña Serenata, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major), K. 525; a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means “a little serenade”, though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as “a little night music.”
The work was composed in 1787 when Mozart was 21 years old. The German title of the work, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” actually means “a little serenade,” though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as “a little night music”. The work is written for an ensemble of two violins, viola, and cello with optional double bass, but is often performed by string orchestras.
Although it originally denoted an evening song for courtship, the term serenade by the late 18th century was used broadly to describe a chamber work intended for light entertainment on a social occasion. Serenades enjoyed great popularity in south-central Europe, particularly in Vienna, where Mozart spent the last decade of his life. At that time, it was customary for ensembles to perform serenades in Vienna’s parks and gardens, and the creation of such pieces became a lucrative source of income for composers.
EST (Electric String Trio) is an experimental music project based in Italy. The EST project blends pop, classical, rock, jazz, fusion, folk, soundtrack into a string trio.
Nicola Nieddu – Electric Violin, Pedals, Voice and Loop Station
Luca Di Chiara – Double Bass, Pedals, Voice and Loop Station
Antonio Cortesi – Electric Cello and Pedals
“Are you in love with Mozart’s music? This video is perfect for you! We are happy to share Pequeña Serenata, one audiotrack of our debut album. This is a great chance to ‘play’ with music and tell you about our Mozart. Listen, have fun and share!”
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KleineNachtmusik on Wikipedia
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