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Recommended Recording: Serenades for Strings

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I’ve heard a number of recordings of Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. Many of them are very good. None, however, quite compares to this one. Recorded in 1984, this recording by the English String Orchestra isn’t new by any means. I usually like to highlight the latest and greatest, but sometimes you gotta give props to an old standby.

The English String Orchestra plays these iconic works with complete ease, precision and emotion. It’s really quite incredible how effortless, yet completely beautiful and engaging this recording is. If you aren’t transported while listening to this recording, well, you aren’t listening!

Musical Style: Melodic, romantic

When to listen: Anytime you need to relax and escape but don’t know where to go.

Salon97 two word review: incredibly gorgeous

Whether you’ve heard these pieces a thousand times or never before you’re in for a treat. Enjoy!

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