Josef Suk & the ‘cheerful’ serenade

The text reads: Dear Miss(?) Otilie Dvořák… Josef Suk


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Josef Suk: Serenade for strings, Op. 6
… for those who like to follow the score:

1. Andante con moto (0.00)
2. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso (4:57​)
3. Adagio (10:38​)
4. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto (19:29​)

… for those who prefer to see the performers:

1. Andante con moto (00:08​)
2. Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso (05:14​)
3. Adagio (10:45​)
4. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto (19:58​)


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2 thoughts on “Josef Suk & the ‘cheerful’ serenade

  1. A very interesting introduction and guide to a work I have not heard before by a composer about whom I knew nothing . I can see how much he respected his tuneful father in law.

    Graham

  2. Thanks for introducing us to such a beautiful piece. Like many a serenade, not at all easy to play, I imagine – even if you are Czech!

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