Performance Today

Kurt Weill and the American princess

Kurt WeillKurt Weill Festival

June 22, 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 Friday'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

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

Hour 2

Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3
Evgeny Kissin, piano
Great Pianists of the 20th Century: Evgeny Kissin
Philips 456 871

Piotr Szewczyk: St. Augustine Suite for Chamber Orchestra
St. Augustine Music Festival Chamber Orchestra; Michelle Merrill, conductor
St. Augustine Music Festival, St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, St. Augustine, FL

Ernest Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Evan Wong, piano
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Franz Liszt: Rigoletto Paraphrase
Esther Park, piano
Lake George Music Festival, Tannery Pong Community Center, Lake George, NY