Johann Strauss: Serbian Quadrille, Op.14, Arrangement for String Strio
Arrangement of the the Serbian Quadrille by Johann Strauss for String trio (Violin, Viola, Violoncello) by the Aleksić String Trio.
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The Serbian Quadrille, Op.14, is an early work of the Waltz King Johann Strauss Jr., commissioned by prince Obrenović for a Slavic ball 1846 in Vienna. In this work, Strauss uses traditional Serbian motifs in his typical Viennese style.
The present arrangement of the Serbian Quadrille for string trio was also composed for a Slavic ball in Vienna: At the Serbian ball in 2006, the Aleksić String Trio was asked to perform the Serbian Quadrille by Strauss as part of the musical accompaniment. Lacking a proper arrangement, the members of the string trio decided to produce an arrangement for violin, viola and cello themselves. The melody is almost entirely played by the violin, the viola supports either the melody of the violin or the harmony of the cello.