Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation

Serenades as a musical genre evolved from the middle ages until the Romantic period, though the medieval connotation of the word survives to the present day: originally, a serenade was an evening piece, intended to be performed by one person as a way of honoring or courting other (love serenades are a very frequent example). During the baroque era the term evolved to mean a type of celebratory cantata for a small ensemble, though it was also meant to be performed in the evening. During the classical period, serenades became multi movement ensemble work, sometimes indistinguishable from a divertimento, and featuring one or two march-like movements. The mood of the music tended ligh and casual, tuneful and less serious than symphonies.

Composers

Adam Darr Adelaide Suzanne Camille Delaval Adolf Martin Foerster Agathe Backer-Grøndahl Agustin Barrios Mangore Alain Lefébure Alba Rosa Viëtor Alban Förster Albert Roussel Aleksandr Glazunov Alessandro Rolla Alexander Borodin Alexandre Joseph Artôt Alfredo D'Ambrosio Alphonse Catherine Amilcare Ponchielli André Caplet Anna Amalia Anna M. Ablamowicz Anthime Donnay Anton Bernhard Fürstenau Anton Diabelli Antonín Dvořák Arnold Schoenberg Arthur Bergh Arthur Foote Arturo Cuccoli Auguste Franchomme Bartolomeo Campagnoli Béla Bartók Benedetto Marcello Bernhard Henrik Crusell Bohuslav Martinů Camille Saint-Saëns Carl Bohm Carl Czerny Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Maria von Weber Carl Nielsen Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Carl Wilhelm August Blum Carlo Curti Cécile Chaminade César A. de Casella Charles Dancla Charles Bordes Charles Dibdin Charles Fradel Charles N. Daniels Charles-Marie Widor Christian Dickhut Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel Cristofaro Caresana Daniel Léo Simpson Edgar P. Chipman Édouard Cazaneuve Edouard Chavagnat Édouard Lalo Édouard Wolff Edvard Grieg Edward Allan Edward Elgar Edward MacDowell Emanuel Moór Émile Bernard Emile-Robert Blanchet Erika Bodom Ernest Depas Ernesto Centola Ernst Rudorff Eugen d' Albert Eugène Ysaÿe Eugenio Cavallini Felix Mendelssohn Ferdinand Hummel Ferdinand Beyer Ferdinando Carulli Fernando Sor Ferruccio Busoni Francesco Florimo Françis Coye František Alois Drdla František Xaver Dušek Franz Adam Veichtner Franz Asplmayr Franz Behr Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Neruda Franz Schubert Franz Wilhelm Ferling Friedrich Kiel
Friedrich Burgmüller Friedrich Karl zu Erbach Friedrich Kuhlau Fritz Kreisler Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Pierné Gabriel Verdalle Gaetano Braga Gaetano Brunetti Georg Carl Bohlmann Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Philipp Telemann George Henschel George Whitefield Chadwick Georges Bachmann Georges Hüe Germain Chevallier Giacomo Meyerbeer Giacomo Zucchi Gioacchino Cocchi Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Giovanni Battista Viotti Giovanni Bononcini Giovanni Simone Mayr Giuseppe Austri Gustave Charpentier Gustavo Carulli Gyula Beliczay Halfdan Kjerulf Hans Huber Hans Winderstein Harriet Ware Hector Berlioz Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn Henri Duparc Henri Marteau Henri Vieuxtemps Hermann Adolf Wollenhaupt Hermann Fliege Hermann Ludwig Eichborn Hubert de Blanck Hubert Léonard Hugo Reinhold Hugo Wolf Ian Keith Harris Ignacio Cervantes Ignaz Brüll Isaac Albéniz Isidore Witmark Jacques Bosch Jacques Ibert James Cervetto James Harvey d' Egville Jan Brandts Buys Jean Baptiste Lully Jean Sibelius Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Joachim Raff Johan Alfred Ahlström Johann Anton André Johann Baptist Cramer Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Christian Bach Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Georg Wunderlich Johann Joseph Fux Johann Kaspar Mertz Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Stamitz Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johannes Beschnitt Johannes Brahms Johannes Frederik Frøhlich John C. Baker Josef Suk Josep Anselm Clavé Joseph Dall'Abaco Joseph Gossec Joseph Haas Joseph Jongen Joseph Woelfl Joseph-Hyacinthe Ferrand Jules Danbé Jules Egghard Jules Massenet Julio A. Bueno Julius Bleichmann Julius Eichberg Juliusz Zarębski
Justin Clérice Jørgen Bentzon L. Arnau Léo Delibes Leó Weiner Léon Delahaye Leonhard von Call Louis Aubert Louis Bödecker Louis Brassin Louis Campbell-Tipton Louis Diémer Louis Ganne Louis Moreau Gottschalk Louise Chouquet Lucien Gates Chaffin Ludwig van Beethoven Luigi Bassi Luigi D'Ambrosio Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel de Falla Marc-Antoine Charpentier Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti Maria Teresa Agnesi Mark Andrews Matteo Carcassi Maurice Ravel Mauro Giuliani Max Bruch Max Reger Max Scherek Michael Haydn Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Mily Balakirev Napoleón Coste Nicola Antonio Porpora Nicolas Bernier Nicolas Dalayrac Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov P Beaumont Pablo de Sarasate Pascal Collasse Pasquale Mario Costa Paul Chabeaux Paul de Wailly Paul Juon Peter Warlock Philippe Gaubert Pierre Jean Porro Pieter Joseph Van den Bosch Pietro Floridia Pietro Pettoletti Pietro Yon Prudent Louis Aubéry du Boulley Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Raffaele Billema Ralph Vaughan Williams René Chesnet René de Boisdeffre Riccardo Drigo Riccardo Zandonai Richard Eilenberg Richard Strauss Richard Wüerst Robert Emile Bockmühl Robert Fuchs Robert Volkmann Roderich Bass Ruggiero Leoncavallo Saverio Mercadante Sebastian Bodinus Sebastián Yradier Sergei Prokofiev Sigismond Thalberg Sigmund Romberg Simoni dall Croubelis Stephen Foster Stephen Heller Swan Hennessy Theodor Döhler Théodore Dubois Tomás Bretón Victor Herbert Vincent d' Indy Vincenzo Cirillo Waldemar von Baussnern Wilhelm Stenhammar William Boyce William Faulkes William Sterndale Bennett Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart