Today is a leap day and the birthday of celebrated Italian composer Gioachino Rossini who was born on a leap year in February 29th 1792. To celebreate Rossini's birthday, this entire Cereal Music show was devoted solely to playing his music.
Today, February 22nd, is the 199th birthday of Danish composer Niels Wilhelm Gade. Gade was born on February 22nd 1817 and died on December 21st 1890. To celebrate his birthday, this entire Cereal Music show is dedicated exclusively to Gade's music and compositions.
Rodion Shchedrin - The Sealed Angel, Russian Liturgy. Full List of Soloists and Performers: Lolita Semenina (soprano), Natalia Belova (soprano), Tatiana Zhdanova (mezzo-soprano), Alexei Alexeyev (tenor), Andrei Azovsky (descant), Alexander Illarionov (alt0), Alexander Golyshev (flute), Moscow Chamber Choir, USSR Russian Choir (Chorus Masters: Tatiana Kurpekova, Ludmila Urman, Vladimir Urman), and Vladimir Minin (conductor).