Nielsen: Serenata in Vano - Philharmonia Chamber Players
The Philharmonia Chamber Players perform ‘Serenata in vano’, a quintet written in 1914 by Danish composer Carl Nielsen.Read more…
- Nielsen • Serenata in Vano FS 68 CNW 69 • Allegro non troppo ma brioso - Un poco adagio - Tempo di marciaSerenata in Vano FS 68 CNW 69
Allegro non troppo ma brioso - Un poco adagio - Tempo di marciaThe Philharmonia Chamber Players
Mark van de Wiel (Clarinet), Nigel Black (Horn), Robin O'Neill (Bassoon), Eric Villeminey (Violoncello), Christian Geldsetzer (Double Bass)June 2015, London, Royal Festival Hall
Scored for clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello and double bass, the work was described by Nielsen himself as a ‘humorous trifle’. The quintet portrays two gentlemen playing a tune in a chivalric manner to lure a fair lady out onto her balcony, but to no avail. Since the performance is in vain (‘in vano’), they return home to the tune of a march played for their own amusement. ‘Serenata in vano’ was recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall by the Philharmonia Chamber Players in June 2015, and is available as a bonus track to Nielsen’s Flute and Clarinet Concerto and the Aladdin Suite that was released in March 2017.