The Smell of Christmas Sweets

Dear listeners,
One of the reasons I love Christmas so much is the traditional sweets, especially the ones that my grandmother bakes. I love the smell that spreads throughout the house. I have my favorite types and every year, I’m impatient for eating them. That’s why I decided to dedicate this Christmas repertoire as a reminder of this beautiful Czech tradition. So come taste, I’m looking forward to you! 🙂


‘Kokosky’ – coconut cookies
L. van Beethoven / F. Liszt: Gellert’s Spiritual Songs, S. 467, No. 3 “Song of Penitence”

‘Pracicky’ – walnut cookies
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 12 “Chasse-Neige”, S. 139/12

‘Vanilla rolls’
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 9 “Ricordanza”, P. 139/9

F. Liszt: Nocturne No. 3 “Dream of Love”, S. 541/3

‘Hunter’s buttons’ – almond cookies
F. Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 8 “Wilde Jagd”, P. 139/8

‘Linzer cookies’
R. Schumann / F. Liszt: Wigmund (Liebeslied), S. 566

‘Almond shells’
F. Schubert / F. Liszt: 12 songs by Franz Schubert S. 558, No. 12 “Ave Maria”

‘Coconut balls’
M. Novák: Fantasy based on Christmas carols

‘Wasp nests’ – cocoa and rum cookies
M. Novák: Remembrance of Jakub Jan Ryba