Tone Poem Tuesday


A repeat today (I think), but it’s been a while (I hope). Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides is a concert overture, inspired by the composer’s journeys in Scotland and specifically his tour of the Hebrides islands and a basalt cavern called “Fingal’s Cave”, which is a place that would absolutely appeal to someone of Romantic mindset. The black basalt, the sharp columns, the waves of the sea…in Mendelssohn’s hands, all that became this wonderfully brooding and Romantic work of adventure and heart.

Here is The Hebrides by Felix Mendelssohn.

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