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Boston Symphony Chamber Players: Brahms|Dvorák Serenades (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra


This new BSO Classics release from the Boston Symphony Chamber Players pairs two delightful arrangements for chamber ensemble of charming, youthful serenades written originally for orchestra by Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák.

Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Malcolm Lowe, violin
Haldan Martinson, violin
Steven Ansell, viola
Jules Eskin, cello
Edwin Barker, double bass
Elizabeth Rowe, flute
William R. Hudgins, clarinet
Richard Svoboda, bassoon
James Sommerville, horn
with BSO member Michael Wayne, clarinet
and Randall Hodgkinson, piano


BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 in D, Opus 11, arranged by Alan Boustead for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, and double bass (44:10)

[01] Allegro molto 12:55
[02] Scherzo: Allegro non troppo;
Trio: Poco più mosso 7:44
[03] Adagio non troppo 11:05
[04] Menuetto I; Menuetto II 3:49
[05] Scherzo: Allegro 2:47
[06] Rondo: Allegro 5:48

DVORÁK Octet-Serenade for clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, double bass, and piano, arranged by Nicholas Ingman from Dvorák's  Serenade in E for string orchestra, Opus 22 (27:32)
[07] Moderato 4:19
[08] Tempo di Valse 6:50
[09] Scherzo: Vivace 5:23
[10] Larghetto 4:56
[ 11 ] Finale: Allegro vivace 6:01

Total timing: 71:44