Music’s Classical style reached its peak with Mozart, and his mastery is evident in this Serenade for Orchestra.
Written in 1776 when Mozart was just 20, the piece is dedicated to a family friend, Marie Elisabeth Haffner, to mark the occasion of her wedding.
At almost an hour in length, it stands alone amongst Mozart’s instrumental music – and tells a story of inexhaustible creativity as he takes us through eight stunning movements. From a bright and optimistic beginning to gorgeous slow movements and sparkling dances, music like this is unforgettable.
MOZART March in D, K.249
MOZART Serenade No.7, Haffner
ANDREW HAVERON director and violin