Feminine Fusion

January 15, 2017: Songcatchers

Carol J. Oja William Powell Mason Professor of Music; Chair of the Department of Historical Musicology

Carol J. Oja
William Powell Mason Professor of Music;
Chair of the Department of Historical Musicology

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

 

Musicology – the study of music.  A simple definition for a vast subject.  Whether approaching it as performance practice, cultural musicology, or any other of a myriad of avenues, the four women we’ll meet in this episode are definitely making their mark.

 

“Songcatchers”

 

Josquin des Pres:  Ave Maria, gratia plena
The Hilliard Ensemble
“Codex Specialnik”
ECM New Series 1504

Byttering:  En Katerine solennia
Pomerium; Alexander Blachly, conductor
“Musical Book of Hours”
DG Archiv 4575862

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 (Mvt. I)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
“Beethoven: Symphony No. 9”
D. Grammophon 423481

Irving Berlin:  Steppin’ Out With My Baby (arr. by Jay Krush)
Chestnut Brass Company
“Distant Dancing”
Chestnut Brass Records

Cole Porter:  Begin the Beguine (arr. by Billy May)
Boston Pops Orchestra; John Williams, conductor
“Pops Stoppers”
Phillips 446520

Leonard Bernstein:  On The Town: Three Dance Episodes
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
“Bernstein’s America”
D. Grammophon 463465

Colin McPhee:  Balinese Ceremonial Music
Stephen Drury & Yukiko Takagi, pianos
“With All My Soul”
The Orchard

Pauline Viardot-Garcia:  Die Beschworung (Incantation)
Eileen Strempel, soprano; Sylvia Beaudette, piano
MusicMasters 67159

 

Run time:  58:37

 

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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