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Canzonetta...Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky re-composed Andante for his Violin Concerto. It was "Canzonetta".

Canzonetta was Italian vocal music originated around 16th century.

The Italian Renaissance canzonetta " La Mantovana ( Fuggi, fuggi, fuggi ) ... mi^la^ti^do^re^mi-mi^fa-fa_mi " was propagated throughout europe.

" My mistress is prettie " in Scotland, "Virgen de la Cueva ( Virgin Cavern )" in Spain, "El Canto de los Pajaros ( Song of the Birds ) in Catalonia, " Pod Krakowem (At Krakow ) " in Poland, " Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen ( Fox, You've Stolen the Goose ) " in Germany, " Kocka leze dirou ( Cats Crawl through Holes ) " in Bohemia which was used for the main theme of " The Moldau " by Smetana, " Kateryna Kucheryava ( Catherine Curlyhaired ) " in Ukraina, and "Cucuruz cu frunza-n sus ( Corn with the Leaf up ) " in Moldavia which became the Israeli national anthem " Hatikvah".

In 17th century Canzonetta was adopted as instrumental pieces like Buxtehude's organ works, but rare.

In 1829 20-year-Mendelssohn composed Canzonetta for the second movement for Strng Quartet in E-flat major opus 12, later he created " Songs Without Words" for piano.

The theme is " mi^la^ti^do^re^mi ( ^fa_mi_do_ti^do_ti^do_ti^mi_do^re_ti^do ) ".

The key is G minor.

The Quartet was considered that it was dedicated to Carl Philipp Heinrich Pistor's daughter Elisabeth " Betty " Pistor.

And Tchaikovsky's Canzonetta for Violin Concerto was written in G minor and the theme is " mi^la^ti^do^re^mi-mi-mi-mi(tr)-mi^fa_mi_re♯^mi^so_fa_mi ".

How do you thik?

Kamomeno Iwao
24/03/2012 09:21

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