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  • Venue
    Little Theatre , Stuart-Liff Collection Library
  • Date Time
    18 July 2023 | 6:00 pm
    21 July 2023 | 4:00 pm
  • Age Limit

Event Details

Little Theatre
Tuesday, 18th – 6.00 pm
Stuart-Liff Collection Library
Friday, 21st – 4.00 pm

An NCPA Presentation

Mendelssohn: Fingal’s Cave overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor

“Western classical music is heavy.”
“The music of Beethoven and Mozart is difficult to understand.”

There are several misconceptions about this rich tradition of music. But from the chords of Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata which inspired the hit Beatles’ track ‘Because’ to countless films where snippets of classical compositions have heightened the joy, drama or pathos, we are surrounded by classical music. In a new series of talks, Dr. Cavas Bilimoria will take participants through musical concepts, the lives of composers and their famous works, sprinkled with examples of recorded music.

The upcoming talk in the ongoing series is all about Mendelssohn. Dr. Bilimoria will discuss the Fingal Cave Overture, also known as The Hebrides. The composition was inspired by one of Mendelssohn’s trips to Scotland, especially the uninhabited island of Staffa, wherein lies a cave with peculiar natural acoustics. Next is Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, arguably the most famous one in all of Western classical music. The great Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim called it the ‘jewel of the heart’.

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