Brahms: First Serenade
Part of: OSL at Temple Emanu-El
Celebrate Spring with a program of works created in idyllic landscapes. Honneger’s Pastorale was inspired by the awe of a summer sunrise in the Swiss Alps, and Brahms’ Serenade began its life in the German countryside. Both works showcase the talent of these composers written in the springtime of their lives (they were both in their 20s). In the case of Brahms’ Serenade, many consider it nearly symphonic in scale, and it foreshadows the prodigious symphonist he would become at the height of his career.
Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11