Feminine Fusion

November 13, 2016: Women Of Old

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen



“The songs of our ancestors are also the songs of our children” – Philip Carr-Gomm



It is the women of the past who laid the foundations upon which we build today.  On this episode of Feminine Fusion, we’ll look at women like Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, and Barbara Strozzi, who laid the groundwork for today’s composers and performers to succeed.  Some works are pious, some secular – you’ll hear a wide range on this week’s episode.


“Women Of Old”

Sappho:  The Bridal Day
Petros Tabouris, Aulites Ensemble
“Secular Music of Greek Antiquity, Vol. 1”
FM Records

Hildegard of Bingen:  O, Ecclesia
Anonymous 4
“11,000 Virgins”
Harmonia Mundi 907200

Blanche of Castile:  Amours, u trop tart me sui pris
Andrea Folan – soprano; Elizabethan Conversation
“The Medieval Lady”
Leonarda 340

Maroie de Dregnau de Lille: Mout m’abelist quant je voi revenir
Andrea Folan – soprano; Elizabethan Conversation
“The Medieval Lady”
Leonarda 340

Francesca Caccini:  Dov’ io credea, from La liberazione di Ruggiero
Ingrid Matthews, violin; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
“Canzoni da Sonar: Early Italian Violin Music on Vocal Models”
Centaur 2529

Barbara Strozzi:  Lagrime Mie
Romina Basso – soprano; Latinitas Nostra
Naive 5390

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre:  Cantata No. 4, “Jonas”
Judith Nelson – soprano
Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond.
“Baroquen Treasures”
Newport 60102


Run time:  58:32

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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