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Mendelssohn: Venetian Gondola Songs

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  • Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
  • Editors: Rudolf Elvers, Ernst Herttrich, Ullrich Scheideler
  • Fingerings: Hans-Martin Theopold, Andreas Groethuysen
  • Introduction: Ullrich Scheideler
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 9790201811727
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 17
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


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.