Tchaikovsky – Sérénade Mélancolique



Tchaikovsky truly wore his heart on his sleeve, and you can hear and feel the pure emotion in his music. Music that continues to pull the crowds to this day, making him one of the all-time greats.

However, this gorgeous single-movement work was inspired by the violin playing of Leopold Auer, to whom it was also dedicated. But Auer didn’t like it and refused to perform it. I wonder how that made Tchaikovsky feel? 

It is romantic, sumptuous, flowing, and altogether beautiful. How can anyone not love it?

But it also lends itself perfectly to a viola quartet. The timbre of four violas is just ideal for this luscious music. 8 mins. M


You may also like…