10 May 2009

O For The Wings of a Dove

BBC Radio 4's Sunday Worship today (listen to it here if you can) was themed around the music of  Felix Mendelssohn, who was a devout Christian. He died before he was 40, yet left behind some much loved music, and himself was a prime mover in bringing Bach into popular view. Wikipedia has a good article.

I am grateful for the programme - and next time some Mendelssohn comes up on my iPod (yes I have plenty of classical music there) I will interpret the music in a different light.

2009 is the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn's birth.

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