Sunday, September 15, 2013
Good morning all. It is a rainy chilly morning here in Chicago, so obviously I love it. Last week you my remember that my Sunday Morning Classic selection for last week was a piece of music that I had first connected with on the show M.A.S.H. (if you don't remember, see it HERE).
For today's selection I've decided to continue with a bit of a theme and choose a piece that was used in one of my favourite movies, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. I fell in love with this movie instantly, how couldn't I? The British Royal Navy, the Napoleonic War, ship to ship battles...and classical music? Forget about it! The movie is based on the the Aubrey-Martin Series by Patrick O'Brian, a series of 20 nautical historical novels, all a fabulous read that I highly recommend.
While there are many to pick from today's selection from that wonderful movie is Mozart's "Violin Concerto No. III in G Major, K 216. Rondo - Allegro" (Rondo means the final movement). The video I found for the piece is quite interesting. The lead violinist is the extremely talented Hilary Hahn but make sure to pay attention to her audience. My absolute favourite part comes at the 3:20 mark. Please enjoy.