The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (157): The sea is becalmed

The storm blew over.


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    • It also looks like the two ships are about to fire on each other at long range. The gun ports are open. Becalmed not much longer.

  • Mendelssohn’s fine oveture and Beethoven’s twin choral settings do justice to Goethe’s poetic concept. “Becalmed” is the truer translation.

    Mendelssohn’ overtures set the bar high before crossing it; the fair Melusinde, Hebrides/Fingal’s Cave, this one, and the one Moiseiwitsch nervously called “Midnummer Sight’s Dream”.

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