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The Sweetest Things

Ether Game asks: can you name this tune? And what does it have to do with indulging in chocolate?

This music was prominently featured in a film about the intoxicating power of chocolate, and how it shook up a small French town. Things are further complicated when gypsy guitarist finds his way ashore.

Music Heard On This Episode

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond. — Der Schauspieldirektor: Concert Arias (Decca Import, 2005)
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Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond. — Der Schauspieldirektor: Concert Arias (Decca Import, 2005)
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Strauss, Richard: Capriccio: Prelude
Orchestra of the Deutsch Oper Berlin/Christian Thielemann, cond. — Christian Thielemann: Pfitzner, Strauss (Deutsche Grammophon, 1997)
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Anderson, Leroy: Clarinet Candy
Laurence Liberson, clarinet/Catherine Wilson, piano — The Music of Leroy Anderson (Aureole Classics, 2003)
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Silvestri, Alan: Suite from Forrest Gump
Various Performers — Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack (Sony, 2001)
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Humperdinck, Engelbert: Hansel and Gretel: Gretel, my sweet, you'll soon be roast meat!
Christa Ludwig, mezzo soprano/Orchestra of the Staatskapelle Dresden/Sir Colin Davis, cond. — Hansel und Gretel (Polygram Records, 1993)
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Faure, Gabriel: Masques et Bergamasques: Overture, Gavotte
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Ernest Ansermet, cond. — Faure: Requiem / Ansermet (Polygram Records, 1997)
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Purcell, Henry: Fantasia upon a Gronud
Orchestra of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen, cond. — Rameau: Castor Et Pollux Suite / Purcell: 3 Fantasias (Polygram Records, 1990)
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Brahms, Johannes: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor: Maestoso
City of Birmingham Symphony/Simon Rattle, cond/Leif Ove Andsnes, piano — Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 · Three Intermezzi (Angel Records, 1998)
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Strauss, Oscar: The Chocolate Soldier: The Chocolate Soldier, Forgive
Nelson Eddy, baritone/Rise Stevens, mezzo soprano/Robert Armbruster, cond. — Strauss: The Chocolate Soldier (Newport Classic, 1999)
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Bach, Johann Sebastian: Easter Oratorio: Sinfonia
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Ton Koopman, cond. — J. S. Bach: Easter Oratorio/Magnificat (Erato, 1999)
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Duke Ellington: Nutcracker Suite: Peanut Brittle Brigade
Duke Ellington — Three Suites (Sony, 1990)
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Street, Eric: Chocolate Kisses
Eric Street, piano — Nocturnes: 20th Century Music for voice, horn & piano (Equilibrium Records, 1999)
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Jagger, Mick; Richards, Keith: Brown Sugar
The Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers [Original recording reissued] (Virgin Records Us, 1994)
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