Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1837]: “Hebrides” Overture [reblog]

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O Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy είναι ο επιφανέστερος στο κλαμπ των γεννημένων Φεβρουάριο μουσικών. Υπήρξε από τους σημαντικότερους συνθέτες της εποχής του και μια από τις πιο εντυπωσιακές περιπτώσεις παιδιού-θαύματος, αντίστοιχη εκείνης του Mozart. Πρωτοπόρος, όπως κι εκείνος, του concept “live fast die young” πέθανε σε ηλικία 38 χρόνων.
Η Εισαγωγή “Εβρίδες” σχεδιάστηκε κατ’ αρχήν από έναν 21χρονο Felix, εν πλω προς το σκωτσέζικο νησί της Staffa, για να ολοκληρωθεί ένα χρόνο αργότερα…

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is the most prominent in the club of February-born musicians. He was one of the most important composers of his time, and one of the most impressive child prodigy cases, similar to that of Mozart. A pioneer, like him, of the “live fast die young” concept, he died at the age of 38.
The “Hebrides” Overture was originally sketched by a 21-year-old Felix, en route to the Scottish island of Staffa, to be completed a year later…


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