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. But now I do.

Two of his paintings appear below, along with three of his Number One hits.

Wedding March:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Fingal’s Cave Overture:


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.


Another Mendelssohn song used at the beginning of weddings:

From Me to You

Some more music to help you through your day:

Vivaldi’s “Mandolin Concerto”:

Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from The Four Seasons:

Mendelssohn’s “Midsommer Night’s Dream”:

Handel’s “Air” (from Water Music)

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.” That means that song isn’t called “The Theme from Alfred Hitchcock?”

I am flabbergasted to say the least.

Here is some info on “The Master of Suspense.”


Bonus Track (if you act now):

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, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy-tale and folk subjects.

For more on the composer:

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