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Most dictionaries define a "Serenade" as a piece of music for instruments or voice by a man for his lover usually played at her window. In classical music, it can mean various things Benjamin Brittan (1913-1976) wrote a Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Opus #31) in 1942 which is based on several poems. Mozart wrote several pieces called "serenades ". Dvorak and Tchaikovsky both wrote string serenades. So did Elgar and Joseph Suk. These are pieces for string orchestra. Joseph Suk was Antonin Dvorak's son in law. One of Suk's grandsons is a prominent concert violinist. Brahms wrote three symphonies. In addition he wrote two early serenades for orchestra (Opuses#11 and #16). They were for full orchestra, not just for string orchestra.
Dvorak wrote a String Serenade (Opus #22 ) and a Wind Serenade (Opus #44). The String serenade is one of Dvorak's more popular works along with his Symphony #9 and his Cello Concerto. I especially love the String serenade. I listen to it frequently especially the first movement Moderato. There are many fine recording of this work the one that I have is the one by Neville Mariner with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. I don't think that this version is currently available. It is coupled with the Wind Serenade. Put the String Serenade together with Schubert's 5th symphony and two or three other works that would be a good concert.