Monday Music: “En Priere” by G. Faure

This is the last Monday Music feature for this year! They’ll be back in January. For those of you in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving, and happy holiday season to everyone! As an undergrad music major, I chose to do a recital in the spring of my senior year. The standard recital called for a variety…

Monday music: “Lift Thine Eyes” by F. Mendelssohn

Today’s music feature ventures into the world of the oratorio, with the gorgeous trio “Lift Thine Eyes” from Felix Mendelssohn‘sĀ Elijah. Felix Mendelssohn was born in February of 1809 in Hamburg. To give you some musical-historical context, Felix was born less than twenty years after the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). The fifth symphony of…