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Saturday, August 11, 2018 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 (minus Gilbert), and more.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Sullivan: Symphony No. 1, etc. [for The Tempest – Symphonic Poem] BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox Chandos CHAN 9859 095115985922
Berlioz: Complete Orchestral Works [for Lelio] London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Colin Davis Philips 456 143-2 028945614328
Sibelius: The Tempest Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi BIS-CD-448 7318590004487
Chihara: The Tempest Performing Arts Orchestra, Jean-Louis LeRoux Reference Recordings RR-10CD 030911101022
Paine: Symphony No. 1, etc,, [for The Tempest – Symphonic Poem] Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta Naxos 8.559747 636943974728
Beethoven - The Piano Sonatas, Volume V [for “Tempest” Sonata Andras Schiff ECM 1945/46 028947661863
All the World’s a Stage, [for Matthew Locke] Musica Donum Dei Gift of Music CCL CDG1110 658592111026
Shakespeare’s Musick [for “Full Fathom Five”] Musicians of the Globe Philips 446 687-2 028944668728
Shakespeare’s Music [for “Where the Bee Sucks”] Julianne Baird, Ronn McFarlane Dorian DOR-90017 053479001726
Hymn to the Dawn [for "Come Unto These Yellow Sands”]  Etherea Vocal Ensemble Delos DE3431 013491343129
Chausson - La Legende de Saint Cecile, La Tempete Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Jean-Jacques Kantorow EMI 5 55323 9 724355532329
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 3 & The Tempest Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Naxos 8.550518 0730099551823

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Sibelius: Humoresque. Allegro Commodo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:01pm
A. Sullivan: Ste From 'The Tempest', Op.1: No.1 Intro BUY BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Hickox, conductor
Chandos 9859
4:08pm
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
4:15pm
Sibelius: Prospero. Largo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:17pm
Sibelius: Miranda. Allegretto BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:19pm
Chihara: The Tempest: Ariel's First Solo BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:20pm
Chihara: The Tempest: Dance Of The Ariels BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:23pm
Paine: The Tempest, Op. 31 - IV. Episode With Caliban BUY Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Naxos American Classics 8.559747
4:28pm
Sibelius: Humoresque. Allegro Commodo BUY Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Neeme Järvi, conductor
BIS 448
4:30pm
Beethoven: Sonata No.17 d minor, 'The Tempest' - III. Allegretto BUY Andras Schiff
ECM Records 1945/46
4:38pm
Locke: Minoit - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:38pm
Locke: Second Gavot - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:39pm
Locke: A Martial Jigge - Suite from The Tempest, Matthew Locke BUY Musica Donum Dei
The Gift Of Music 1110
4:41pm
Robert Johnson: The Tempest: Full Fathom Five BUY Musicians of the Globe
Philips 446 687-2
4:43pm
Robert Johnson: Where the Bee Sucks - Julianne Baird BUY Julianne Baird, vocal; Ronn McFalrane, lute
Alliance/Dorian 90017
4:44pm
Amy Beach: Come Unto These Yellow Sands BUY Etherea Vocal Ensemble
Delos 3431
4:47pm
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
4:49pm
Chihara: The Tempest: Danse Generale BUY Performing Arts Orchestra; Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Reference Recordings RR-10CD
4:53pm
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op.18 BUY Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Naxos 8.550518


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