Composed by George Antheil in 1948, this Serenade owes much to the first movement of his Fifth Symphony, as well as “The Battle Cry of Freedom”. Like much of the composer’s output, it owes little besides structure to earlier examples of the form.
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra recordings
Serenade for String Orchestra No. 1
Naxos 8.559060 (CD: ANTHEIL: Ballet Mecanique)
Conductor – Daniel Spalding
- CD liner notes: Naxos 8.559060 (CD: ANTHEIL: Ballet Mecanique)