This episode of Spoleto Backstage showcases a 2012 chamber series program bookended by late Romantic American works. Opening with Arthur Foote’s A Night Piece, the concert also features Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 101 in D Major, “The Clock” (arr. Salomon) before concluding with Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67. Geoff Nuttall and Bradley Fuller talk about the selections and the backgrounds of those who wrote them ahead of the music itself.
Following the concert, Bradley speaks with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo about his recent engagements, from performing in the lead role of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019-20 production of Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten to keeping busy with a variety of projects which don’t involve performing before a live, in-person audience. Anthony also shares about his beginnings as a singer and how he envisions the future of the countertenor repertoire.