Wednesday, January 25, 2017

25 January 17

Happy 159th Anniversary to the "Wedding March"! Felix Mendelssohn composed his incidental music for Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in 1842. The most famous part is the Wedding March, for the magically-infused marriage of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta. Ever since Crown Royal Princess Victoria of Britain selected that music for her own wedding -- on this date in 1858 -- it has been a very popular wedding recessional. You can listen to it at this link.

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