Caludi is the pseudonym of Chrétien Rogister (1884-1941). He is a Walloon violinist and composer. He came from a family of musicians from Liège. His father was a flutist, and he and his brothers studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège: Jean was a violist and composer, Fernand hornist and composer, and Hubert a cellist.

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Caludi sings of the character traits of Lisette in this late romantic Sérénade in several successive movements. An open and inviting introduction gently introduces Lisette, before making them dance in a fresh Allegretto. A slightly naughty Scherzando is followed by a passionate and powerful Animato. A reminiscence of the intro takes us back to the dancing Lisette, right up to the end. Caludi manages to create a unity through the different characters by reviving and combining short motifs.

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