Barcarolle

Music characteristics

Classic piece which tries to reproduce the chant of the Venitian gondoliers. It has a ternary form 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 and the accompaniment is regular (as the movement of a rowing boat).

History

This is a style of the romantic period (19th century).

Main compositors

Mendelssohn (Romances without Words, «Venitianisches Gondollied»), Chopin, Offenbach, Tchaïkovsky

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGOI1JgcfOE

(Mendelssohn)

Offenbach

(Painting : Offenbach, by Grünewald)

Post written and published by Françoise Delsaux (Arpege Music Software Developmen)

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