Evangelicals and Art: Mendelssohn (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Felix Mendelssohn is a Germany composer who was born in 1809. He also was a pianist, organist, and conductor in the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn revived interested in Johann Sabastian Bach. He founded the Leipzig Conservatoire. There is a lot to feature from this composer, today I am going to promote his Midsummer Night’s Dream. I am sicker than a dog so I plan to sleep and rest this weekend. Have a good one guys! Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Vangelis

For this weekend I am going to throw up the music from Vangelis, who is a well known Greek composer.  He has composed jazz, orchestral, film scores, electronic and progressive music. His best known work is for the movie Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner which is believed to be some of best film scores that have been composed. Mythodea is a choral symphony composed in 1993, it was re-done and released in 2001 to coincide with the NASA Mars Odyssey entering Mars in 2001. I will throw up some more in the course of time. Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Richard Wagner

I am going back to classical music and putting up some samples from Richard Wagner. Wagner is a German composer who lived from 1813 to 1883. He is best known for his operas. His music stands out in many ways for complex texture, rich harmonies beautiful orchestration. He has done other writing which has been controversial, however,  today I am just focusing on some of his music. I hope you have a great weekend! Its cloudy and rainy here in the nation’s capitol. Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: George Gershwin

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. His work spanned across all genres and is popular with many in jazz. His most famous work is Rhapsody in Blue which has often been used in United Airline commercials. In the course of time I would like to throw up Porgy and Bess, and other works. This is but a sampling of some of what he has composed. Sadly he died at age 38 of a brain tumor. One only wonders what could have been composed had he lived another few decades. As always enjoy your weekend! 🙂 Continue reading