serenade (ItalianSerenata, evening music) is a vocal or instrumental music piece. They originated in the sixteenth century as a musical salute to a loved one. From the eighteenth century, the serenade, a multi-part instrumental genre. She is light in style, and intended as evening music.

Sixteenth century[Edit]Edit

The serenade was founded in the sixteenth century in Italy. It was a musical greeting which at night under the window of a loved one was performed,[1]often with accompaniment of a lute.

Eighteenth century and later[Edit]Edit

In the eighteenth century was given the name serenade a new meaning. It was an instrumental piece of music in three or four parts, in shape similar to a small Symphony. [2however, in terms of style is lighter and shorter, more akin to the dance suite. A serenade is generally a musical composition and/or performance in honor of someone, and often meant to be performed in the open air in a occupation blazers or strings. The serenade comes both in programmatic salon music as in cantatas and short hofopera's.

A well-known example is Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart. His opera Don Giovanni contains a serenade. Other composers of serenades are Johannes BrahmsTchaikovskyDvorakHugo WolfJan Gerard Palm and from the late-Romantic school include Richard StraussMax Reger and Jean Sibelius.Well known is the Franz Schubert's Ständchen : Leise flehen meine Lieder "Durch zu dir that night; In den stillen Hain hernieder, Liebchen, komm zu mir! 

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