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George Antheil

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Serenade II (1949)
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Orchestra
Year Composed
1949
Duration
21 Minutes

  • Ensemble
    Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Guy Livingston, piano
    Conductor
    Daniel Spalding
    New World Records:
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Reviews
…The first two movements of the Serenade show a composer deserving of serious attention. The tart ambiguous harmonies are moved along with sophistication and strength...
Bernard Holland, New York Times,1/1/0001
...the second Serenade of 1948 is hefty enough in both concept and form to be included almost in the symphonic cycle. The lengthy first movement intones a foreboding and long-breathed theme that bears all the marks of gravity and scope indicating a major statement. With its somber slow movement and frenzied rondo finale, it makes one realize the designation "serenade" hardly does justice to the unusually serious and ambition work...
Paul A. Snook, Fanfare,1/1/0001
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