The Story Behind “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Mozart
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, or “A Little Night Music”, byname of Serenade No. 13 in G Major, serenade for two violins, viola, cello, and double bass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, admired for its lively, joyful quality and its memorable melodies. The piece was completed on August 10, 1787, but was published posthumously. In present-day practice, it is typically performed in orchestral arrangement.