Feminine Fusion

April 6 – 12, 2019: Old-time Music

Music Parchment

“If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.”  – African proverb


This episode focuses on women’s music composed before 1700.  Both sacred and secular music is included, along with a few pieces that were traditionally sung by women in medieval Iberia.


Old-Time Music

Leonora Duarte:  Two Sinfonias in 5 Parts
“Birds on Fire”
Harmonia Munti 907478

Martin Codax:  Cantigas de Amigo (selections)
Ensemble Calamus
“Medieval Women’s Songs”
Pneuma 050

Vittoria Aleotti:  Ghirlanda de madrigali (selections)
La Villanella Basel
“O Dulcis Amor: Women Composers of the Seicento”
Ramée 0401

Caterina Assandra:  Duo Seraphim and O Dulcis Amor Jesu
Capella Artemisia
“Rosa Mistica”
Tactus 600003

Sulpitia Cesis:  Motetti spirituali (selections)
Capella Artemisia
“Motetti spirituali”
Tactus 572801

Barbara Strozzi:  Cantate, ariette e duetti (selections)
Consort Baroque Laurentia
“Passioni, Vizi, e Virtú”
Stradivarius 33948


Run time:  58:29


Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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