Classics of the Phonograph


painting of a performance of Mozart

Martin van Meytens [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The serenade originally was a piece to be performed outdoor on a calm evening, and Mozart's Serenades fit this definition perfectly. In the following century, the serenade moved indoors, with masterpieces composed by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Dvorak, and at times approached the symphony in complexity.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will relax with some of this fun music.