(Original posting 11/10/2017) Here’s the first live performance of my solo piano work, Fingal’s Fantasy, as performed today by the inestimable Keji Lu, a native of Beijing, China. Thank you, Keji, for making this come to life!
The title and the core musical material comes from Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, which is better know as Fingal’s Cave. I was first exposed to this music in the very politically incorrect Warner Brothers 1940’s cartoon series based on Inki and the myna bird. The theme was played at every appearance of the myna bird. If you listen closely to Fingal’s Fantasy you might recognize a few snippets of the theme music and visualize a little bird hopping through the jungle.