Performance Today

Kurt Weill and the American Princess

Kurt WeillKurt Weill Festival

March 26, 2018

Kurt Weill is most commonly known for his contributions to musical theater, but, with the patronage of the "American Princess," he wrote some classical music as well. On Monday's Performance Today, find out more about Weill's patron and hear his Symphony No. 2, from a concert in Houston.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Maurice Ravel: Danse Generale, from 'Daphnis et Chloe'
New York Philharmonic; Pierre Boulez, conductor
Ballet Vol. 1: Greatest Hits
Sony 45658

Tomaso Vitali: Chaconne
Ji-Won Song, violin; Stefan Petrov, piano
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Fine and Performing Arts Department, Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, Baltimore MD

Maurice Ravel: String Quartet in F
Emma Vahala, violin; Taija Angervo, violin; Jakob Dingstad, viola; Tomas Nunes-Garces, cello
Musikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland

Son Lux: Beautiful Mechanical
yMusic: Rob Moose, violin; Nadia Sirota, viola; Gabriel Cabezas, cello; Alex Sopp, Flute; Hideaki Aomori, clarinet and bass clarinet; CJ Camereri, trumpet
Second Inversion from Classical KING FM, KING FM Studios, Seattle, WA

Hour 2

Claude Debussy: Images pour Orchestre - Le Matin d'un jour de fete
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Debussy: Images; Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune; La Mer
Sony 62599

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes H.545
Sonnambula; Elizabeth Weinfield, Artistic Director
Baruch Performing Arts Center - Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Claude Debussy: Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands, L. 65
Alessio Bax, piano; Wu Han, piano
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 2: Movements 2 & 3
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Victor Yampolsky, conductor
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX