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.