OpenStudy (anonymous): What is the inspiration for this piece of Mendelssohn's music? What did Mendelssohn hope to do in this overture? You can view some pictures of the cave here Do you think that Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture succeeds in meeting Mendelssohn's vision of the piece? Does it represent the theme of the caves that inspired Mendelssohn? Why or why not?