Performance Today

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke, violist and composerPublic Domain

October 12, 2017

Rebecca Clarke was an English composer and violist who grew up at a time when there weren't many opportunities for female composers and musicians. Happily, she lived long enough to see her work played and appreciated around the world. On Thursday's Performance Today, hear Rebecca Clarke's 'Morpheus', a piece that she debuted in 1918 under the pen name of... Anthony Trent.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Manuel de Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole No 6 & 7
Daniel Hope, violin; Sebastian Knauer, luthéal
Daniel Hope East Meets West
Warner 61329

Johann Sebastian Bach (trans. Ferruccio Busoni): Chaconne in D minor, from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Rebecca Clarke: Morpheus
Amber Archibald, viola; Jamie Namkung, piano
KING FM Studios, Seattle, WA

Manuel de Falla (arr. William Kanengiser): El Amor Brujo
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Camille Saint-Saens: Algerian Suite: French Military March
Boston Pops; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
Fiedler's Favorite Marches
RCA 60700

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47: Movement 4 Finale. Vivace
Wu Han, piano
Mozart@Augsburg Festival, Small Golden Hall, Town Hall, Augsburg, Germany

Jonny Greenwood: Water
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Camille Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33: Movement 1 Allegro non troppo
Sol Gabetta, cello; Houston Symphony; John Storgards, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX