ANAM Radio: Dvořák’s Serenade for winds (Ep 6 2020)

Episode 6, 2020: Dvořák’s Serenade for winds
Wednesday 8 July 2020

Antonin Dvořák’s road to success was long and hard. But like many successful composers of his time, his perseverance enabled him to create masterpieces that endured time and space. In December 1877, he travelled to Vienna to meet Johannes Brahms, the first great composer to truly appreciate his work. It was on this trip that he was able to watch a performance of Mozart’s Gran Partita for twelve winds and double bass or contrabassoon. Inspired by what he heard, he began working on his own Serenade for winds the following month, completing it in two weeks. Of this composition, Brahms wrote to his friend, violinist Joseph Joachim, “Take a look at Dvořák's Serenade for wind instruments. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do... It would be difficult to discover a finer, more refreshing impression of really abundant and charming creative talent. Have it played to you; I feel sure the players will enjoy doing it!"

ANAM oboist Noah Rudd can relate to the way Dvořák was able to persevere through the inspiration and encouragement from other artists. Having moved from New Zealand to Australia to attend ANAM, and discovering different aesthetics and depth of sound, Noah is as inspired by being around his fellow ANAM musicians and playing alongside ANAM Artistic Director and internationally acclaimed oboist Nick Deutsch. In this episode of ANAM Radio, Noah chats with Phil Lambert about his experience in performing Dvořák’s Serenade for winds and the prominence of the second oboe in the lower registers of the composition. The performance featured in this episode is from the Homage to Gideon Klein concert at ANAM in 2019.


ANAM Radio · Dvořák Serenade for Winds(Ep 6 2020)


DVOŘÁK Serenade for winds

Nick Deutsch oboe/director
Noah Rudd NZ oboe
Jarrad Linke WA clarinet
Andrew Fong (clarinet 2019)
Matthew Wilkie bassoon
Jye Todorov VIC bassoon
William Hanna contrabassoon
Eve McEwen NSW horn
Maraika Smit (horn 2019)
William Tanner (horn 2019)
Simon Svoboda (cello 2019)
Hamish Gullick NSW double bass

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