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Serenade : for cello and piano

by Stuart Greenbaum (2012)



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Serenade : for cello and piano / Stuart Greenbaum.

Library shelf no. 787.4/GRE 6 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This serenade for cello and piano is taken from a larger work, Dance Music for Concert Halls. There is a form of 'dance music' in the classical tradition whose purpose does not require any dancing. And I often wonder what it means, therefore, to listen to dance music while sitting still. Of course, there's an inner dance that lifts and moves the spirit and I have always been attracted to music of any age or genre that does that.

The full work was commissioned for Ensemble Liaison by Andrew Johnston to celebrate the 80th birthday of his mother, Stephanie Lillian Johnston. The premiere performance was given on 20 September 2012 at the Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano) in this middle movement.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Cello, piano.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Ensemble Liaison

Commission note: Commissioned by Andrew Johnston for Stephanie Lillian Johnston’s 80th birthday

First performance: by Ensemble Liaison — 20 Sep 12. Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

Performances of this work

20 Sep 12: Elizabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre. Featuring Ensemble Liaison.

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