On March 5th 2016, celebrated Austrian cellist and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away at the age of 86. We remembered his remarkable life on this program by featuring Harnoncourt conducting Mozart's music with the ensemble he founded Concentus Musicus Wien.
Czech composer Bedřich Smetana was born today, March 2nd, in 1824 which makes this year his 192nd birthday. To celebrate his birthday this entire Cereal Music show was dedicated to only his music, focusing primarily on his symphonic compositions.
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.