Mendelssohn - Ouverture 'Die Hebriden' (Kammerakademie Potsdam)

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Mendelssohn: Ouverture 'Die Hebriden', Op. 26 - Kammerakademie Potsdam - Live concert HD

De Kammerakademie Potsdam o.l.v. Antonello Manacorda speelt de Ouverture 'Die Hebriden' van Mendelssohn in Het Zondagochtend Concert.

Op het programma:
Mendelssohn - Ouverture 'Die Hebriden'

De uitvoerenden:
Kammerakademie Potsdam o.l.v. Antonello Manacorda

Opname: Het Zondagochtend Concert van 23 april 2017 in Het Concertgebouw te Amsterdam.


The concert overture The Hebrides (German: Die Hebriden), Op. 26, also known as Fingal's Cave (Die Fingalshöhle), was composed by Mendelssohn in 1830. The second edition of this Overture was completed on June 1832. The piece was inspired by Mendelssohn's visit to Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa, located in the Hebrides archipelago off the west coast of Scotland. As was common in the Romantic era, this is not an overture in the sense that it precedes a play or opera; it is a concert overture, a stand-alone musical selection, and has now become part of standard orchestral repertoire. The piece was dedicated to King Frederick William IV of Prussia (then Crown Prince of Prussia).

The music, though labelled as an overture, is intended to stand as a complete work. Although programme music, it does not tell a specific story and is not "about" anything; instead, the piece depicts a mood and "sets a scene", making it an early example of such musical tone poems. The overture consists of two primary themes; the opening notes of the overture state the theme Mendelssohn wrote while visiting the cave, and is played initially by the violas, cellos, and bassoons. This lyrical theme, suggestive of the power and stunning beauty of the cave, is intended to develop feelings of loneliness and solitude. The second theme, meanwhile, depicts movement at sea and "rolling waves".
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