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Music: Danse Macabre on Favorite French Spectaculars

Favorite French Spectaculars CD cover‘Tis the time when the days shorten and the nights chill, when trees put on their autumn costumes and each step crackles like bonfire. Whether or not you are one to celebrate All Hallows Eve, the change in season calls for a little mood music, and Camille Saint-Saens’ classic “Danse Macabre” will spook your imagination. Featured on the recording Favorite French Spectaculars, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, the piece was inspired by folk legends about the revels of the dead. The sharp summons of a solo violin is answered with a swirling symphonic waltz, and the two themes ebb and flow in playful, haunting harmony punctuated by clattering xylophone. Lilting winds give way to frantic dance, and you’ll find yourself bewitched by a fantastical music experience.