Niels Gade (1817-1890)

The Danish composer Niels Gade was a friend of Schumann and Mendelssohn. The latter had a strong influence on his composition style. Gade too wrote a large number of shorter piano pieces. From the series of "Aquarellen" originates the "Barcarolle" op. 19 nr. 5. A short mood piece, almost salonesque and impressionistic, it is closely related to the "Gondellieder" of Mendelssohn.