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View Diary: Thursday Classical Music OPUS 111: The Fingal's Cave Overture, by Felix Mendelssohn (28 comments)

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  •  When you are immersed in music as much as I am (11+ / 0-)

    You begin to hear the styles of the composers so that when you hear an unfamiliar work, you can identify the composer by compositional stand-bys he or she uses.

    Things like chord progressions, little melodic passages, that sort of thing.

    The codetta at 2:40 is one of those places that's pure Mendelssohn.  Same as the second theme recap with that clarinet duet.  I've always thought there was a certain lightness to his music.  Even in his heaviest stuff--like the Reformation Symphony.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 10:06:56 PM PDT

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