Patrick Jane conveniently explains Sherlock mystery to us.
P.S. - I wonder how many people would try it out. I know I did :)))
Felix Mendelssohn’s Song without words, one of Dr. John Watson’s favourite pieces.
“I see that I have eluded above to his powers upon the violin. These were very remarkable, but as eccentric as all his other accomplishments. That he could play pieces, and difficult pieces, I knew well, because at my request he has played me some of Mendelssohn’s Lieder and other favourites. When left to himself, however, he would seldom produce any music or attempt any recognizing air. Leaning back in his armchair of an evening, he would close his eyes and scrape carelessly at the fiddle which was thrown across his knee. Sometimes the chords were sonorous and melancholy. Occasionally they were fantastic and cheerful. Clearly they reflected the thoughts which possessed him, but whether the music aided those thoughts, or whether playing was simply the result of a whim or fancy, was more than I could determine. I might have rebelled against those exasperating solos had it not been that he usually terminated them by playing in quick succession a whole series of my favourite airs as a slight compensation for the trial upon my patience.”
A Study in Scarlet
The “Lieder” refers to Felix Mendelssohn’s “Lider ohne Worte,” which means “song without words.” Mendelssohn’s songs without words are recognized for their romanticism.
#because I’m so romantic today #and can’t help but imagine Holmes playing this piece on the violin for Watson #don’t you? #♥
Thank you for this. :)