Felix mendelssohn's the hebrides overture (fingal's cave), op 26 berliner philhamoniker, herbert von karajan conducting.
With each new revision and publication came a variation on the title: mendelssohn called the work the hebrides, overture to the lonely island, overture to the isles of fingal, overture to the hebrides, and fingal's cave. Felix mendelssohn's concert overture the hebrides (/ ˈ h ɛ b r ɪ d iː z / german: die hebriden) was composed in 1830, revised in 1832, and published the next year as his op 26 some consider it an early tone poem. Mendelssohn overture - the hebrides in order to make you understand how extraordinarily the hebrides affected me, the following came into my mind there: so wrote felix mendelssohn in tobermory on the isle of mull on friday 7 august 1829.
Learn more about mendelssohn's the hebrides overture (aka fingal's cave) here are 9 interesting facts about this work inspired by a stunning yet lonely scottish cave.
The lonely island inspiration can be found in the strangest of places, amongst the strangest of things in 1829, felix mendelssohn was inspired by a great cavern, rich with scottish mythology. The hebrides overture also known as fingal's cave, is a concert overture composed by felix mendelssohn written in 1830, the piece was inspired by the german composer's trip to scotland in 1829 fingal's cave itself is a cavern on staffa, an island in the hebrides archipelago located off the coast of scotland.
The work was completed on 16 december 1830 and was originally entitled die einsame insel, or the lonely island the hebrides (die hebriden) , op 26, aka fingal's cave (die fingalshöhle), was composed by felix mendelssohn in 1830.
While sailing through the hebrides islands off the coast of scotland, he saw the famed fingal’s cave and was so moved by its beauty that he jotted down a full orchestration that became the beginning of one of his most famous works, the hebrides overture originally titled, the lonely island, this masterpiece has become a staple in today’s orchestral repertoire.