Hello Again

I’m back with more of the classics you have been waiting to hear. Did you know that in addition to being an amazing composer, Felix Mendelssohn was also a painter? I did not know that. A couple of his paintings appear below, along with three of his Number One hits. Wedding March: A Midsummer Night’sContinue reading “Hello Again”

Fingal’s Cave

Here is another song about a place I didn’t know existed. Felix Mendelssohn wrote a song about Fingal’s Cave in Scotland in 1829. I have added a few sound effects so you can really get the feeling of what it must be like to be there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingal%27s_Cave Another Mendelssohn song used at the beginning ofContinue reading “Fingal’s Cave”

You Learn Something New Every Day

I was going through my “Big Book of Classical Music” this morning, and blindly pointed to a song to work on. I landed on “Funeral March of a Marionette.” I listened to it on my music player first, and was I ever surprised. It turned out to be the theme song from “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”Continue reading “You Learn Something New Every Day”

Nikolai Would be Proud

This one was written by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), and is called Sheherezade: Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (March 18, 1844, Tikhvin – June 21, 1908) Lyubensk, Saint Petersburg Governorate) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol,Continue reading “Nikolai Would be Proud”