Theory over famous Mendelssohn 'Fingal's Cave' overture

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A Scots writer has suggested a new link between the famous Felix Mendelssohn composition "Hebrides Overture" and the Scottish landmark which inspired it.

Iain Thornber claims the work, also known as "Fingals Cave", was purposely launched on the only day of the year the cave is illuminated by sunlight.

The German composer completed the initial draft on 16 December 1830.

Mr Thornber said the cave is only fully illuminated around this date when the sun lies 5.6 degrees above the horizon.

Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa off the west coast of Scotland in Argyll and Bute....

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