FIRST PRINT: Arnold Schönberg, Sämtliche Werke, Abteilung IV, Reihe A, Bd. 14,2, hrsg. v. Ralf Kwasny, Mainz-Wien 2004.
This unfinished work is evidence of Schönberg’s initial approaches to composing for larger instru¬mental forces. The serenade was very prevalent in Vienna at that time; Robert Fuchs (Alexander Zemlinsky’s teacher) composed five works of that type by 1895, which Schönberg must have known, if only because of their great popularity – Fuchs' Serenade in F-Major op. 9 is in his library.