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ABOUT THE LIED
From 6 Lieder, Op. 57, N.5
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo / Alto/ Baritone/ Bass
Original key B minor
Language German
Composer Felix Mendelssohn 1809 – 1847
Poet Ferdinand Freiligrath 1810 – 1876
Range Venetianisches Gondellied
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Venetianisches Gondellied, a setting by Ferdinand Freiligrath, was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1842 and published in 1843. It is the fifth song of his song cycle, 6 Lieder.

1843, year where Mendelssohn finishes composing his song cycle, 6 Lieder Op. 57, appears to be, posteriorly, a lime stone in the composer’s life. Aged 34, he had settled in Leipzig a few year ago and is now a recognized musician. He chooses to open a music school, the Leipzig Conservatory where he teaches, while continuing to conduct and compose.
It is interesting to compare Mendelssohn’s vision of art song with the ones of other German composers of the same period such as Schubert or Schumann. In comparison with Schubert, Mendelssohn is not so adamant on word painting and seems to focus more on broader scope harmonies and colors.

Venetianisches Gondellied is the fifth song of his cycle 6 Lieder Op. 57. Mendelssohn had written a solo piano piece a few years earlier, also named venetianisches Gondellied. In this song, the constant 6/8 quaver bass, at the piano, seems to recall a kind of Barcarolle. The minor melody slides elegantly over the undulated accompaniment, mirroring the atmosphere of the mysterious night.

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Venetianisches Gondellied originated was composed by Felix Mendelssohn. The original lyrics are in German. The melodious note arrangement of Venetianisches Gondellied ranges from pianissimo (very soft) mellow notes to forte (loud) notes carrying the player and the audience through an array of vivid emotions. The sweet soft beginning of the music piece gradually increases and decreases the loudness in smooth transitions. This music piece is decorated with phrases, slurs and an arpeggio. A perfect composition for piano players to try with an intermediate knowledge in music. Students can make use of this sweet music piece to improve their knowledge in music expressions, ornaments and sight-reading, while all music lovers could enjoy this brilliant extract whole-heartedly. Venetianisches Gondellied sheet music produced by Lyribox is clear, precise and is transcribed in English by Lyribox. By purchasing Venetianisches Gondellied sheet music from us, you can simply sing along as you play this masterpiece on your piano. Unlike many sheet music sold online with all black notations, sheet music we offer you is marked using three distinct colors. While piano notation is illustrated in black, the music expressions and the lyrics are given in red and blue respectively. Get Venetianisches Gondellied by F. Mendelssohn sheet music from Lyribox today to enjoy and share this wonderful music composition with your friends and family.

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Venetianisches Gondellied piano accompaniment is offered by Lyribox is mellow and smooth. It feeds the poem an underlying pulse, adding a sense of propulsion to it. Meanwhile the vocal line flows in a dreamy leisure manner forcing the audience into a calming and languid mood. The vocal line of Venetianisches Gondellied by Lyribox has the potential to provide slight pitch support for the voice’s sometimes unusual intervals, enhancing the fullness of it. This accompaniment is not at all demanding. Using these rich Venetianisches Gondellied accompaniments you could create one of the most brilliant performances that is pregnant with layers and layers of expressions. Purchase the Venetianisches Gondellied piano accompaniment together with the vocal line accompaniment from Lyribox today!

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Translation
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