Tempest fugit is an old admonition that time is fleeting and therefore life is short. These thoughts have worked there way into art of all types through the centuries. One of the sweetest and subtle reminders to not waste your life is the French musical tradition of Le Tombeau, meaning literally by the grave or in this case, Tomb-side. Here musicians would remember each other by quoting the music of the one passed on or in some cases making the music resemble the person's characteristics, like nervousness or enthusiasm.
On the Piano this Sunday music that recalls individuals and their music to even tragic national events. Joining in will be a flute and orchestra as music recalls those no longer with us. Hear Le Tombeau this Sunday Afternoon at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.