A fictionalised account based on the life story of Thai palace musician Luang Pradit Phairoh Sorn Silapabanlengit follows the life of a Thai classical musician from the late 19th century to the s. The film was the winner of several awards in Thailand and was the country's official selection for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The island has only a kilometer long and half a kilometer wide. Its area is 33 hectares and the highest point above sea level rises to 42 meters.
Endless rain and the waves created in this small piece of land around the cave system. The largest of the caves was named in honor of the giant Fingal — a hero of the epic poetry of Ireland. Is formed by basalt hex, similar in structure to the Giants Causeway in North Ireland, with whom he shares the same origin of lava flow.
Its size, its ceiling of natural arches and the chilling sounds produced by the echoes of waves, give it the atmosphere of a natural Cathedral.
The main hall of the Fingal cave has a length of 75 metres, a width of 20 meters and a height of 14 meters. In the Gaelic language, this cave was called Uamh-Binn cave of melodies. According to Irish legend the Fingal giant built the dyke linking Scotland with Ireland.
Cave was discovered in the 18th century by the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks in The letters that, for this reason, wrote clearly show the deep impression that in his spirit produced the beauties of the landscape and the atmosphere of those places, so lavish in history.
Mendelssohn feelings were reflected in two of his best-known works: The circumstances which inspired this composition are well known. Accompanied by his friend Klingemann Mendelssohn, undertook a maritime tour under a stormy sky.
Was particular object of your trip visit to the Grotto Fingal, main curiosity of the Hebrides. The knowledge of this cave, beautiful spot located on the island of Staffa, ripped to Klingemann pen these lit paragraphs: The more descending barometer, more grew to the height of the waves, thousands of languages tesoneras licked the boat with increased fury and eddies of water increased in violence at times… The ladies were plunging as flies, and some that another gentleman happened the same.
I wanted that my travelling companion, Felix, is not among them, but his soul of artist was able to withstand the pounding of the sea much better doing that your stomach… Did us deal with boats, and perched on a stand of timber logs, thus, reach, riding a foaming sea, the famous Cave of Fingal, whose numerous columns remind a colossal organ inside.
Mendelssohn composed the Overture influenced directly by the impression that such experience was in his mind. In a letter dated August 7,to his sister Fanny, wrote: However, the own Mendelssohn, little satisfied of its composition, wrote shortly afterwards: The score was revised during the next year and took a second premiere in Berlin on January 10,under the baton of the composer.16 December – Felix Mendelssohn completes composition of his concert overture The Hebrides as Die einsame Insel ("The Lonely Island").
See also Edit Scotland portal. Fingal's Cave (The Hebrides) (Die Hebriden (Fingals Höhle)).Ov. in B minor, Op, by Mendelssohn, who is said to have invented the prin. theme while on a visit to the Hebrides and the island of Staffa in (In fact he jotted down the theme in a letter written before he went to Staffa.
Fingal’s Cave, a site on the Island of Staffa, was immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture after he visited the island in , and in a famous painting by the artist J M W Turner. Staffa has received many other well-known visitors including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The concert starts with Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) for which the composer found inspiration during a visit in to the lonely Hebridean islands of Iona and Staffa where he watched the relentless Atlantic waves pounding into the shoreline and marvelled at the tremendous grandeur of Fingal’s Cave.
With each reworking, Mendelssohn changed the title, first to Ouvertüre zur einsamen Insel (Overture to the Solitary Island), then to The Isles of Fingal for the first English performance in , before finally releasing the work in print in as Fingals Höhle (Fingal’s Cave).
Secondly, the evergreen popularity of Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)" provides a continuous stirring reminder of this wonder of the world. And thirdly, the impact of the cave on all those who enter it, and especially on those who do so alone, is likely to be remembered for life.