Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Bilbo Baggins and His Search for Adventure

Hobbit Bilbo Baggins J.R.R. Tolkien

It’s Hobbit Day! I stumbled upon this fact thanks to Holly’s blog over at The Nut Free Nerd, so I thought what better way to celebrate than with our beloved Bilbo Baggins and some short but hobbit-y classical music?

Classical Music Stories is a series that connects music to your favorite books and characters. Since listening to classical music can be like hearing a story, imagining specific stories that match the music can make it that much more fun and accessible!

Sonata in D major (first movement) by Arcangelo Corelli
Performed by Dénes Kovács, Ede Banda, & János Sebestyén

Here we are with Bilbo at the very beginning of The Hobbit — happy and calm in his natural abode. No adventures for him, thank you very much!

And yet…

There are these short little pauses mixed in with the music that seem to show the Took side of him. Sometimes he can’t help but feel like his life isn’t active enough — like he does indeed want adventure… *insert rest of book here*

Still it is probable that Bilbo…although he looked and behaved exactly like a second edition of his solid and comfortable father, got something a bit queer in his make-up from the Took side, something that only waited for a chance to come out.” —The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

In conclusion, HAPPY HOBBIT DAY!

And may the celebrations continue!

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