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Last Week's Question

Question: The term ‘Serenade’ is derived from an Italian word, ‘sereno’. What does this word mean?

Answer: ‘Serene’ or ‘calm’

Prize details: Brahms Serenades, played by the Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly. The Serenades were written while Brahms was serving the Detmold court as choral director, piano teacher and soloist, and they are unusual pieces, as they do not fit into the traditional symphonic framework, having either five or six medium to short movements. Serenade No 1 is particularly influenced by Haydn and Beethoven. The Serenades are performed by the Gewandhaus Orchestra can trace its roots all the way back to 1479, but the first ‘Gewandhaus concert’ took place in 1781. It is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. Riccardo Chailly, the conductor, is an Italian-born conductor who originally specialised in opera, expanding his repertoire to include symphonic music. Herbert von Karajan first introduced him to the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Brahms: Serenades
Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 478 6775 (Universal)

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