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Saturday, August 15, 2015 Permalink

The Tempest Connection

"Miranda—The Tempest" (1916), by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

 

Set on an enchanted desert island, inhabited by both humans and spirits, Shakespeare’s story centers on reconciliation, forgiveness, and faith that future generations can make things better.

Drawn to the lyricism of the play, as well as its memorable characters, composers have turned out some extraordinary music over the past 400 years.

In this hour, works inspired by—or thought to have been inspired by—The Tempest, including music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Sullivan, and more.

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Sibelius: Humoresque. Allegro Commodo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:01 p.m.
A. Sullivan: Ste From 'The Tempest', Op.1: No.1 Intro BUY BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor
Chandos 9859
4:08 p.m.
Berlioz: Lélio ou Le retour à la vie, Op. 14b: 6. Fantasie sur la Tempête de Shakespeare (Berlioz) BUY London Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Philips 456 143-2
4:15 p.m.
Sibelius: Prospero. Largo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:17 p.m.
Sibelius: Miranda. Allegretto BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:19 p.m.
Chihara: The Tempest: Ariel's First Solo BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:20 p.m.
Chihara: The Tempest: Dance Of The Ariels BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:23 p.m.
Paine: The Tempest, Op. 31 - IV. Episode With Caliban BUY Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Naxos American Classics 8.559747
4:28 p.m.
Sibelius: Humoresque. Allegro Commodo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:30 p.m.
Beethoven: Sonata No.17 d minor, 'The Tempest' - III. Allegretto BUY Andras Schiff
ECM Records 1945/46
4:38 p.m.
Locke: Minoit - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:38 p.m.
Locke: Second Gavot - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:39 p.m.
Locke: A Martial Jigge - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:41 p.m.
Robert Johnson: The Tempest: Full Fathom Five BUY Musicians of the Globe
Philips 446 687-2
4:43 p.m.
Robert Johnson: Where the Bee Sucks - Julianne Baird BUY Julianne Baird, vocal; Ronn McFalrane, lute
Alliance/Dorian 90017
4:44 p.m.
Amy Beach: Come Unto These Yellow Sands BUY Etherea Vocal Ensemble
Delos 3431
4:47 p.m.
Ernest Chausson: La Tempete, Op.18: Act 3: [Intermede] - Ens Orchestral De Paris/Jean-Jacques Kantorow BUY Orchestral Ensemble of Paris; Jean-Jacques Kantrow, conductor
EMI Divested 5 553239
4:49 p.m.
Chihara: The Tempest: Danse Generale BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:53 p.m.
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op.18 BUY Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Naxos 8.550518


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