Mozart - Serenade No 10 K.361 Gran Partita Dvořák - Serenade for wind instruments Op. 44
Mozart’s Serenade was made famous by the inclusion of the second movement in Peter Shaffer’s film and play ‘Amadeus’ in which the character of Salieri said, ‘This was a music I'd never heard... It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.’ The piece is scored for 12 wind instruments and double bass, a unique combination for the era in which it was written.
In May 2024 it will be 120 years since Dvořák‘s death and his wind serenade features many references to the Slavonic style of his homeland.