maandag 17 december 2012

Mission Accomplished

I finally wrote and posted nearly all of my Christmas cards! I bought them on sale and they had words Merry Christmas and Happy Hew Year printed inside, which made it so much easier for me. Actually I had a lot of other things to do, but duty called...So now one more task is crossed off my Christmas preparation list and I can fully concentrate on the horrors of Christmas Shopping.
Among domestic cares, I still found time to think of higher things of life, and thus in continuing the tradition of Classical Mondays, and also the Scandinavian theme, I'd like to introduce In the Hall of the Mountain King
from Peer Gynt, by Edvard Grieg. I hope you'll enjoy it just as much as I do.

By some strange reason, Blogger doesn't allow me to embed this video, so I'm posting the link instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI

The story of Peer Gynt can be read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peer_Gynt

2 opmerkingen:

  1. I love 'In the Hall of the Mountain King'; it's one of my favourite classical pieces.

    Ever heard it done neoclassical metal style?

    Apocalyptica, a Finnish metal band, has a great version, here.

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  2. No I have never heard it, thanks for posting the link!

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