Feminine Fusion

January 14: Too Many Keyboards

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“There is nothing to playing the organ.  You only have to hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself.”  – Johann Sebastian Bach

 

The organ is a fascinating instrument.  Each one is different, and brings a unique sound and feeling to a performance.  This week, music for the organ composed and performed by women.

 

“Too Many Keyboards”

George Frideric Handel:  Organ Concerto No. 10
Marie-Claire Alain, organ
Paillard Chamber Orchestra; Jean-François Paillard, conductor
“Handel: The Organ Concertos, Vol. 2”
Boston Skyline 136

Herman Berlinski:  The Burning Bush
Barbara Harbach, organ
“Herman Berlinski”
Naxos 559446

Libby Larsen:  Tambourines
Ji-yoen Choi, organ
“Laureate Series – Organ”
Naxos 555367

Florence Price:  Variations on a Folksong
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ
“Sevenfold Gifts”
Albany 940

J.S. Bach:  Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540
Dame Gillian Weir, organ
“Organ Master Series: Volume Four – Organ Works of J.S. Bach”
Priory 800 AB

 

 

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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