Felix Mendelssohn - Venetian Gondola Songs

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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Editors: Rudolf Elvers, Ullrich Scheideler, Ernst Herttrich

In autumn 1830 Mendelssohn Bartholdy visited Venice whilst on a great European tour and was intoxicated by his impressions. He said of the local gondoliers: “The gon...

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Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Editors: Rudolf Elvers, Ullrich Scheideler, Ernst Herttrich



In autumn 1830 Mendelssohn Bartholdy visited Venice whilst on a great European tour and was intoxicated by his impressions. He said of the local gondoliers: “The gondoliers are now crying out to one another again, and the lights are reflected deep in the water; one is playing the guitar and singing. It is a merry night”. Perhaps it was with this in mind that Mendelssohn wrote four Venetian Gondola Songs between 1830 and 1841.

 

UPC: 884088901219
Publisher Code: HN1172

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