Feminine Fusion

August 30 – September 6, 2019: Season 3 Retrospective


“I’ve always been interested in arrival, and coming to a space, and even to looking back at where you were.”  – James Turrell


Season 3 of Feminine Fusion has come to a close, and before we jump headlong into Season 4, we’ll take this opportunity to look back over just some of the music we’ve shared together in the last year.


“Season 3 Retrospective”


Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 4
Marin Alsop, conductor
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
“Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman”
Koch International 7469

Dolores White:  Blues Dialogues
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
“Blues Dialogues”
Cedile 90000 182

George Gershwin:  My man’s gone now (from Porgy and Bess)
Ruby Elzy, soprano
CBS Studio Orchestra
Introduction by George Gershwin
“Ruby Elzy in Song”
Cambria 1154

George Gershwin:  What you want wid Bess and I loves you, Porgy (from Porgy and Bess)
Anne Brown, soprano
Leo Reiseman and His Orchestra
“Porgy & Bess (Selections”
Decca 1105202

Kassia:  La Mujer Caida
Capella de Ministrers; Carles Magraner, director
“La cite des dames”
Licanus 1333

Barbara Strozzi:  Cantate, ariette e duetti, Op. 2 (excerpt)
Consort Baroque Laurentia
“Passioni, Vizi e Virtu”
Stradivarius 33948

Margaret Brandman:  Autumn Rhapsody
Margaret Brandman, piano
Navona 6041

Sylvia Woods:  Winter Bells
Sylvia Woods, harp
“3 Harps for Christmas”
Tonmeister 1226

Jennifer Higdon:  Harp Concerto (excerpt)
Yolonda Kondonassis, harp
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Ward Stare, conductor
“American Rapture”
Azica 71327




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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