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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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  •  I am quite surprised (3+ / 0-)
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    denig, radarlady, Dumbo

    at myself, for being unfamiliar with this particular piece in the Mendelssohn ouevre. I am not sure I have ever heard a Mendelssohn piece I disliked. So thanks.

    I do have to quibble about the Scotch aspect. Chivas is blended and I like it just fine after a vexing day. Over ice, but that is another topic. Ahh, the smooooothe burn

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 07:34:59 AM PDT

    •  Ah, this must have been a treat for you, then. (0+ / 0-)

      It's hard to miss Fingal's Cave though.  It's been used in so many Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons, and films.  I was looking for any old thing to post about yesterday, so I was surfing through old film scores looking for interesting film music to cover, when I ran across the film Captain Kidd, (the old swashbuckler movies had great music) which used Fingal's Cave, and then it all crystallized: time to do Fingal's Cave.

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