Works – Serenata

Serenata

per piccola orchestra

Serenata
Serenata
Composed: 1904/2012 [Respighi – Edited by Di Vittorio]
Published: 2012, Panastudio/Casa Ricordi (Universal Music)
Orchestra: 1,1,1,0;0,0,0,0; str
Duration: 4 min.
 
World Premiere:
Unknown
U.S. Premiere: 
3 February 2012
Chamber Orchestra of New York; S. Di Vittorio, conductor
Caspary Auditorium/The Rockefeller University, New York
Recordings: To Be Announced
 
For other premieres of this work, visit: Performances

Commissioned by the Respighi Family and Archive – Respighi’s great nieces Elsa Pizzoli Mazzacane & Gloria Pizzoli Mangini, and archive curator/cataloger Potito Pedarra, for the Chamber Orchestra of New York. 

Program Notes/Il Programma
Unlike the more austere Respighi works, this is a short captivating concert appetizer which shows the more lighthearted side of Respighi. As his first serious work for small orchestra, the Serenata is considered a precursor of Respighi’s later, more famous works “per piccola ochestra” such as Trittico Botticelliano (Botticelli Pictures) and Gli Uccelli (The Birds). It is scored for flute, oboe, clarinet and strings.