Feminine Fusion

January 8, 2017: Words and Music

Pauline Viardot-Garcia

Pauline Viardot-Garcia

“Music is a way “Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.” – Cecilia Bartoli

 

It takes a particular skill to marry words and music. This episode of Feminine Fusion highlights five women, composing opera and art songs, spanning the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Fairy tales, historical figures, and love from afar – all on the next Feminine Fusion.

 

“Words and Music”

 

Pauline Viardot-Garcia:  Excerpts from “Cendrillon”
Sandrine Piau, soprano (Cendrillon); Elizabeth Vidal, mezzo-soprano (Fairy Godmother);
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir; Nicholas Kok, conductor and pianist
“Il Salotto, Vol. 3:  Cendrillon”
Opera Rara

Thea Musgrave:  Excerpts from “Mary, Queen of Scots”
Ashley Putnam, soprano (Mary);
Virginia Opera Association; Peter Mark, conductor
“Mary, Queen of Scots”
Novello Records

Kaija Saariaho:  Excerpts from “L’amour de Loin”
Berlin Symphony Orchestra; Kent Nagano, conductor
“L’amour de Loin”
Harmonia Mundi

Vitezslava Kapralova:  Navzdy
Daniel Weeks, tenor; Naomi Oliphant, piano
“Women of Firsts”
Centaur Records

Amy Cheney Beach:  Villanelle
Patrick Mason, baritone; Joanne Polk, piano
“Songs of Amy Beach”
Bridge Recordings

Amy Cheney Beach:  I Shall Be Brave
Patrick Mason, baritone; Joanne Polk, piano
“Songs of Amy Beach”
Bridge Recordings

Pauline Viardot-Garcia:  Auf Grusien’s Hugeln (Of Grusein’s Hills)
Eileen Strempel, soprano; Sylvia Beaudette, piano
“With All My Soul”
The Orchard

Pauline Viardot-Garcia:  Die Beschworung (Incantation)
Eileen Strempel, soprano; Sylvia Beaudette, piano
“With All My Soul”
The Orchard

 

Run time:  58:31

 

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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