Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Robert Fuchs - Serenade 3

Fuchs (1847-1927) was a romantic Austrian composer and outstanding teacher (his students include Enescu, Mahler, Wolf, Sibelius, von Zemlinsky, Korngold, Schmidt, and Schreker). His own compositions are rarely played, but especially his five orchestral serenades are very rewarding. I have selected his Serenade No. 3 in E minor, Op. 21, from 1878. Relevant links below.