Friday, 4 July 2008

Friday Night is Music Night - Special Requests!

After last weeks posting of the Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens I had intended tactically withdrawing from France (having covered several French composers in a row) back across the channel to the more homespun delights of either Elgar or Vaughan Williams. Naturally I intended returning to the continent at the earliest opportunity. All very 1940 I know.

However in the comments on last weeks piece Liz made a request that I post Debussy’s ‘Girl with the Flaxen Hair’ as it was, she explained, a particular favourite of hers.

And what sort of blog host would I be if I didn’t respond.

Also, conscious of my hosting responsibilities albeit belatedly, Crushed asked if a particular piece I ran with a few weeks ago was Edvard Grieg’s ‘Hall of the Mountain King’ from the Peer Gynt Suite. Well, actually that one wasn’t, but this one is.

I do worry that I might end up being a sort of blogging version of Classic FM at this rate. But if I were at least it wouldn’t be 3 minutes of music inevitably being followed by 5 minutes of adverts throughout any programme.

Hope you both enjoy both. And indeed everyone else too.


Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Debussy’s ‘Girl with the Flaxen Hair’

You do get along, Grendel.

CherryPie said...

I think I like you being the blogging version of Classic FM.

Especially without the adverts ;-)