This is a sepia toned publicity photograph of Egk, head and shoulders, showing him face forward with a serious expression. He has dated the picture and signed in large handwriting at the bottom in a white margin with dark blue pen. "Werner Egk." The photographer's stamp on verso reads, "Atelier S. Enkelmann...Berlin..."
When radio broadcasting became available to the public, Egk immediately realized its importance as a mass media and developed operas and radio plays. At the beginning of the 1930s, Egk turned his interest towards ballet and opera. In 1935, he premiered his first opera Die Zaubergeige (The magic violin). His opera Peer Gynt is based on Henrik Ibsen's play.