Wed May 1, 2013
NY Phil Premieres "Prospero's Rooms"
Tune in Thursday at 7 pm to hear "Prospero's Rooms" - a piece by Christopher Rouse based on Edgar Allen Poe's "Masque of the Red Death" - premiered by the New York Philharmonic with music director Alan Gilbert. Also on the program is Charles Ives's Fourth Symphony, inspired in part by Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Celestial Railroad," and Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade," inspired by Plato's "Symposium," performed by Joshua Bell. The broadcast is hosted by Alec Baldwin.