Sunday, February 9, 2014

If It's Sunday, It Must Be Serenade Time

As usual, the Sunday portion of the Tales classical weekend, are reserved for lighter, relaxing pieces.  So, another Sunday serenade is in store and there is no more beautiful serenade than the one by Franz Schubert.  This Austrian early Romantic era composer is one of my favorite composers.  He is known for his beautiful melodic music.

Listening to these two versions of his serenade, I go back and forth which one I like better.  I love them both so much.  The full sound with all the strings of the orchestra is so beautiful, but then when you hear the piano introductory opening that accompanies the violin, it will make you go wow.  :-) 

Please turn up the volume and enjoy this beautiful music by Franz Schubert.

Franz Schubert: Serenade [orchestral version]

Franz Schubert: Serenade [violin and piano version]:


Joel said...

I have to go with the Perlman version--what a magnificent talent!! And I love the piano! Thank you for this beautiful serenade!!

Big Mike said...

Yes, Joel! When I listen to the orchestral version I say it has to be that. But then when I hear the Perlman version with 2 of my 3 favorite instruments (the third being the clarinet) I say it has to be that one! Thanks Joel!!!

Pamela said...

This beautiful piece is actually called Schwanengesang, his "Swan Song".

Big Mike said...

Thanks Pamela!!!