Serenade for Strings : Work information

Composers
Josef Suk ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Camerata Berne, Thomas Füri (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Serenade for Strings
Work number
Op. 6
Key
E flat
Genre
A
Composed
1892-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
AVC
Producer
Dr Wilfried Daenicke
Engineer
Heinz Wildhagen
Recording date
1987-09-01 01:00:00

The Composers

Josef Suk

Born in Krecovice, Suk was initially trained by his father, a chorus master.  Later he took instruction at the Prague Conservatoire, and after that received lessons from Dvorak, marrying his daughter in 1898.  His principal non-compositional musical endeavour was as second violinist in the prestigious Bohemian String Quartet, which took him from 1892 until 1933, only two years before his death.  He wrote two pieces for the medium, his style, like that of Dvorak, drawing on folk style and Romantic lyricism.

 

Track listing

  • Andante con moto 5:30 min
  • Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso 5:20 min
  • Adagio 8:28 min
  • Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto 7:10 min