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Desserts are Grand Finales

Albert Roosenboom's "The Tempting Cake," ca. 1870 (via Wikimedia Commons)
Albert Roosenboom's "The Tempting Cake," ca. 1870 (via Wikimedia Commons)

Friday, October 14th is National Dessert Day. I thought this merited further investigation. Took one for the team, as it were. Someone had to do it. My no-spoon-unturned investigation found that October is also National Desserts Month---a time when we simply must give these "grand finales" the due they deserve.  With that in mind, here are some sweet musical suggestions to chew on.

Louis Moreau Gottschalk's "Cakewalk:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJbxdBVgY2U&feature=related

Saint-Saens "Wedding Cake:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gVtuFGO_w

Tchaikovsky's "Enchanted Palace of Sweets" from The Nutcracker ballet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmMN1QawbD8

And, cherry on the sundae, if you will, Kurt Weill's "Ice Cream Sextet:"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh8sYgzNFWE

Do your duty, take in all the sweet goodies you can to celebrate this auspicious month!

(By the way, sweets fans, Halloween in on the way....)

Laura Carlo is the Morning Program Host for CRB.