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Eine Nacht in Venedig / A Night in Venice for Violin and Piano

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By Bela Keler

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Violin, Piano - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Bela Keler (1820-1882). Arranged by Pavel Burdych. Romantic Period. Score, Solo Part. 38 pages. Published by Pavel Burdych (S0.54069).

Item Number: S0.54069

The violinist, conductor and composer Béla Kéler, by his birth name Albert Paul von Kéler, was born at 13th of February 1820 in the house No. 41 at town hall square of the city of Bartfeld (today´s Slovakian name: Bardejov). After his studies of music in Levoča, Debrecen and Prešov, he obtained the position of first violinist at the „Theater an der Wien“ in Vienna. The same time he studied harmony, counterpoint and started to compose. Since 1854 he received the position as conductor of the orchestra of Johann Sommer in Berlin, he already used the name Béla Kéler. Later he became leader of the military band under count Mazzuchelli. The last twenty years of his life he spent as leader of the spa-orchestra in Wiesbaden and was devoted on composing. He performed in all European cultural centres, as London, Manchester, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig etc. Still he often and gladly returned to his home city Bartfeld. Kéler has written 27 big waltzes, 27 marches, 20 csárdás, 18 polkas, 15 songs, 13 galops, 12 overtures, a ballet and several „musical paintings“, such as the idyllic Carpathians, his first important composition which praises the Slovakian nature. The most frequently played theme of Kéler´s work are the 32 bars from his csárdás Memory of Bartfeld, op. 31, which were used by Johannes Brahms for his Hungarian dance No. 5 in the original notation of the author. Kéler´s music, in the time of its creation, could hold his own with the Vienna masters Joseph Lanner and „king of waltzes“ Johann Strauss jun. Already in his lifetime his 138 compositions were edited in 12 European countries. His manuscripts now belong in parts to the collection of the Šariš museum at Bardejov. In the year 2014 the Béla-Kéler-society was founded in Bardejov. The purpose of the society is the presentation of the inheritance of Béla Kéler. More in:

A twelve-piece sound painting "Eine Nacht in Venedig" (1855) for violin and piano of Béla Kéler in a modern revision by violin virtuoso Pavel Burdych. A Night in Venice is the story of Harlequin and Columbine, which takes place in the midst of the Venetian carnival night...1. Twilight - 2. Midnight calmness of the sea - 3. Serenade by the sea - 4. Meeting of the masks - 5. Harlequin and Columbine - 6. Harlequins declaration of love - 7. Columbines reciprocation - 8. Lament of father Pantalone - 9. Games and teasings of the masks - 10. Pierrot invites the masks to dance - 11. Tarantella - 12. Bolero.

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