Feminine Fusion

July 2, 2017: Celebrating Our Heritage


“I’ve known where my heritage is from all along.”  – Susana Martinez


This week, works celebrating our American heritage written, performed, and inspired by women.  Featuring conductors JoAnn Falletta and Marin Alsop, Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, and the story behind the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.


“Celebrating Our Heritage”

Joan Tower:  Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman I
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
“Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman”
Koch International 7469

Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 – From the New World (Largo)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, conductor
“Dvorak: Symphony No. 9”
Naxos 570714

Louis Moreau Gottschalk:  The Union (A Concert Paraphrase on National Airs)
Cecile Licad, piano
“Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Piano Music”
Naxos 559145

Aaron Copland: Letter From Home
Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
“Copland: Prairie Journal/The Red Pony Suite/Letter From Home”
Naxos 559240

Kenneth Fuchs:  An American Place
London Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
“Fuchs: An American Place/Eventide/Out of the Dark”
Naxos 559224

Irving Berlin:  Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Text by Emma Lazarus
Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Orchestra at Temple Square
Craig Jessop, conductor
“God Bless America”
Mormon Tabernacle Choir 302



Run time:  59:08

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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