Feminine Fusion

February 4: High Strung

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“My goal would be trying to bring some light to the world, which is often a dark and violent place.”  – Leila Josefowicz

 

Today it’s the first of two episodes featuring the strings.  We’ll hear solos and concertos featuring the violin and viola.  (And there will be no viola jokes!)

 

“High Strung”

José White:  Etude No. 6
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
“Capricho Latino”
Cedille 124

Robert Beaser:  Sonata for Violin and Piano
Ann Miller, violin; Sonia Leong, piano
“Perspectives on Light & Shadow”
Independent Label

Helen Stanley:  Concerto Romantico
Karen Dreyfus, viola
Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Valek, conductor
“American Journeys”
MMC Recordings 2149

J.S. Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy in d minor, BWV 903
Nobuko Imai, viola
“Viola Bouquet”
Philips 446103

 

 

Run time:  58:30

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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