Feminine Fusion

March 11: One Life: Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon, with her 2018 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Jennifer Higdon, with her 2018 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Everyone runs into naysayers, but if you love something enough and feel passionately enough, you just go on ahead, walk right round the person saying it, proceed down the road and don’t look back.”  – Jennifer Higdon

 

Jennifer Higdon’s music is some of the most widely performed contemporary classical music today.  On this episode, we learn about her music, and a little about the composer herself.

 

“One Life: Jennifer Higdon”

rapid♦fire
Jonathan Keeble, flute
“Voyage: American Works for Flute and Harp”
Albany TROY1185

Autumn Music
Musical Arts Woodwind Quintet
“American Breeze”
Albany TROY1369

O Magnum Mysterium
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
“All is Bright”
Avie 2078

Selections from “Cold Mountain”
Santa Fe Opera’ Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
“Cold Mountain”
Pentatone

Viola Concerto
Roberto Diaz, viola
Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
“All Things Majestic”
Naxos 8.559823

 

 

Run time:  58:40

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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