Met Chamber Ensemble
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New York, NY 10106
Part of Salon Encores.
The MET Chamber Ensemble
James Levine, Artistic Director and Conductor
SCHOENBERG Serenade, Op. 24
MOZART Serenade in B-flat Major for 13 Winds, K. 361, "Gran Partita"
While separated by nearly a century and a half, the serenades of Mozart and Schoenberg share an exuberant spirit. Mozart infused each movement of his "Gran Partita" Serenade with glorious melodies that express a range of emotion, especially in the poignant Adagio and rowdy opera buffaâ€“styled finale. Schoenbergâ€™s daring Serenade, colorfully scored for bass voice and instrumental septet, also looks back to the dance forms of Mozartâ€™s day, casting them in pungent melodies and quirky rhythms.