Performance Today

Prospero's Incantations

Prospero and Ariel (from Shakespeare's The Tempest)by William Hamilton (ca. 1797), via Wikimedia Commons

Performance Today - September 22, 2021


September 22, 2021

Viennese Composer Egon Wellesz wrote a piece in 1934 inspired by Prospero, the magical character in Shakespeare's The Tempest. On today's show, learn more about Egon Wellesz and hear selections from Prospero's Incantations, from a concert at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Walter Piston: Symphony No. 4: IV. Energico
American Symphony Orchestra | Leon Botstein, conductor
Album: Piston: Symphony No. 4 - EP
American Symphony Orchestra

Johann Strauss Jr.: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 Emperor Waltz
National Music Festival Orchestra | Richard Rosenberg, conductor
National Music Festival, First United Methodist Church, Chestertown, MD

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Andy Zerman from New York, NY

Egon Wellesz: Prospero's Incantations; Movements 1, 3-5
The Orchestra Now | Hans Graf, conductor
Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Hour 2

Leonora Duarte: Sinfonias Nos. 4 & 5
Album: Leonora Duarte: The Complete Works
Centaur CEN 3685

Eric Whitacre: The Stolen Child
The King's Singers | The University of Georgia Hodgson Singers | Conductor of Hodgson Singers
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonate pour le Violon et pour le Clavecin No.3 in F
Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall, New York, NY

Claude Debussy, arr. Marlijn Helder: La Mer
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX