"Horns, birds, and rainbow colors" mark this Cereal Music program, beginning with the raw sounds of hunting horns with the champion-ensemble Les Echos de Bellefonds, followed by Schumann's compact and elegant (albeit infrequently performed) Konzerstück for 4 Horns. Condors are the first birds on the program, with early American composer Anthony Philip "Papa" Heinrich's Ornithological Combat of Kings, whose works have largely been forgotten since his death.
Grieg, Janacek, Milhaud, and their late blooming periods of productivity. Quatre chansons: I. A une fontaine, II. A Cupidon, III. Tais-toi, Babillarde Arondelle, IV. Dieu vous gard. Symphony no. 6: I. Calme et tendre, II. Tumultueux, III. Lent et doux, IV. Joyeux et robuste
Late Valentine's day treat- today we'll hear music composers wrote for their wives. (The exception is the Janacek, which is written for a married woman many years younger than he, with whom he had extensive correspondence.)
The recordings of Paul Ben-Haim's "Psalm" and Maurice Ravel's "La Valse" were both from an April 1990 live recording from Tel Aviv, Israel, featuring the Berlin Philharmonic side-by-side on stage with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta. This coincided with the conclusion of the Berlin Philharmonic's historic tour of Israel.