Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Music Recordings and Sheet Music

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.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
2 Divertimenti Franz Adam Veichtner Orchestra Classical
2 Divertimenti for Solo Violin Johann Stamitz Violin Classical
2 Divertimentos, Op.3 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Piano Classical
2 Serenades for Violin and Orchestra, Op.69 Jean Sibelius Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Early 20th Century
2 Sérénades, Op.61 Joseph Jongen String Quartet Early 20th Century
2 Serenades, Op.126 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Chamber group Romantic
3 Diversions, Op.17 William Sterndale Bennett Chamber group Romantic
3 Divertimenti for Violin and Viola, BI 40, 41, 49 Alessandro Rolla Chamber group Classical
3 Divertimenti for Violin and Viola, Op.6 (BI 63, 80, 89) Alessandro Rolla Chamber group Classical
3 Divertimentos, Op.29 Johann Baptist Vanhal Chamber group Classical
3 Divertissements sur I' Due Foscari de Verdi, Op.93 Ferdinand Beyer Piano Romantic
3 Divertissiments sur Lucrezia Borgia de Donizetti, Op.74 Ferdinand Beyer Piano Romantic
3 Serenades for 2 Violins, WIV 31-33 Giovanni Battista Viotti Chamber group Classical
3 Serenades for 2 Violins, WIV 34-36 Giovanni Battista Viotti Chamber group Classical
3 Serenades for 3 Flutes Saverio Mercadante Chamber group Romantic
3 Serenades for Viola and String Trio, Op.3 Giacomo Zucchi Chamber group Romantic
3 Serenades for Violin and Viola, Op.14 (BI 47, 100, 73) Alessandro Rolla Chamber group Classical
3 Sérénades, Op. 96 Ferdinando Carulli Guitar Classical
3 Sérénades, Op.6 Robert Emile Bockmühl Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
4 Divertimentos, Op.15 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Piano Classical
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