This is a beautiful photograph of Egk , taken at the piano. He is seated and facing the camera with serious expression. It was taken in his late years, as his hair is white. He is formally dressed in suit and tie. The beauty of the black and white picture lies in its aesthetic, as he is seated at a grand piano with light-filled windows at his back and his reflection is caught in the raised cover of the grand piano. He signs on the lower white margin in a large hand, "Werner Egk." A very artistic image.
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.