V3: String Serenades
Format: COMPACT DISC
Horváth, László G.; Anima Musicæ Chamber Orchestra
The 3rd part of our series features the serenades of four Romantic composers. Every bar of Victor Herbert’s serenade presents Herbert as a composer who is intimately familiar with the world of the musical stage. Elgar and Fuchs’s serenades are youthful compositions: the former holds its place in the repertoire for the ensemble to this day, while Fuchs’s serenade has the technical perfection typical of the composer. This recording closes with what is perhaps the most popular melody from Schubert’s last song cycle, Schwanengesang (Swan Song). Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra was founded by Laszlo Horvath in 2010 with the students of the Liszt Ferenc Academy. Despite its short career the chamber orchestra accomplished a large number of concerts with growing success. From the very beginning, the orchestra has not only been inspired, but also mentored by János Rolla, the artistic director of the world renowned Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra.