This flirtatious duet has energetic and vigorous rhythms, but leans toward a light elegance with its modest dynamics. First published for string orchestra in 1883, Serenade became quite popular in France and was published for piano duet in 1905. The composer, Gabriel Pierne (1863- 1937), studied at the Paris Conservatory from age 8 until his graduation at age 19. His teachers included Cesar Franck (organ) and Massenet (composition). Audiences will enjoy hearing Serenade almost as much as the duet performers will love performing it!