Surprise! I thought I would delight you today with an uplifting piece of music to chase away any dark moods and to achieve this, I’ll offer you… horns. Horns! Beautiful, golden and loud French horns that make a lot of beautiful noise. I love French horns, and this not only since I discovered the omnipresent Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic on Twitter! No, horns are fantastic, just like the cello, their forte is the fusion of warmth and sadness. Today’s piece is called “Six Horn Quartets” (Op. 35) and its prevalent mood is optimistic. It was written by the Russian composer Nikolai Tcherepnin in 1910. It has been recorded by the Deutsches Horn Ensemble.