John Robson wrote:
You're right about the melodists and these were three good examples of Mendelssohn melodies. They are so lyrical and relaxing to listen to. Thanks for posting them. You played them very well.
Too much kind, Robert and Pianolady and Juufa. I think that these pages are important lessons
of "making melody" at the piano (with different sounds for melody, bass and harmonic parts).
More advanced in this kind of technique, and very useful and also here wonderful music, there are
the Liszt's transcriptions (from Mendelssohn too) of many composers' lieder.
As an "amateur", and an amateur with small hands, I find many of them very difficult.
But not all of them, someone is approachable. But, these Mendelssohn's songs are a perfect example of beautiful music that an amateur can play well or very well.
I've read they are one of the first example (or the first) of "confession" in music. Without words,
or with secret words.
It's a plasure to find al these friends; what a pity this ocean between us!
All best and thank you by heart,