"To call each thing by its right name. By its right name."
To name something is very difficult. It requires considerable thought or a silver flash of inspiration. The name must be absolutely right and speak of the nature and essence of the subject.
To find the correct theme music to a show is just as difficult. When big changes were apparent for local classical music programming, I wanted a fresh start. Part of this fresh start was having theme music for the new show
’s Forlane Rondeau
from the Quatrième Concert
[Fourth Concert Suite] was something I had in the back of my mind for a few years. Hopefully, it speaks of the nature of the new program: fresh, not stuffy and staid, light but not mere confection. In short, it’s our personal invitation to explore the world of classical music with us each week. We are not curators of a museum, but rather act as guides through the incredible diversity of classical music today.
It must be working, because we’ve had a few inquiries about it.
There are other recordings, but there is something magical about this recording
. Kenneth Slowik leads the Smithsonian Chamber Players
. Click here to listen to a sample of our theme