Feminine Fusion

S05 Ep50: Influential Women: Nadia Boulanger (Revisited)

Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger

Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger

“If there are those among her pupils who have sometimes fallen short of her concepts, they have at least never left her hands without a full consciousness of those standards.”  – Peggy Glanville-Hicks


Nadia Boulanger has had a deep and lasting impact on contemporary classical music.  For over 70 years, some of the most familiar and influential composers of the 20th century studied with her.  This episode highlights just some of her influence on these students.



Influential Women: Nadia Boulanger


Gabriel Fauré:  Tendresse, from the Dolly Suite
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor
“Faure: Pelleas et Melisande; Dolly”
Deutsche Grammophon 423089

Aaron Copland:  Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
Simon Preston, organ
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
“Copland: Billy the Kid; Organ Symphony; El salón México; Danzón cubano”
BBC 98

Elliott Carter:  Tarantella
SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart; Marcus Creed, conductor
“Elliott Carter: Choral Works”
Hänssler 93231

Peggy Glanville-Hicks:  Concertino de camera
Tall Poppies Ensemble
“Red Earth”
Tall Poppies 133

Astor Piazzolla:  Lo que vendra
Sefika Kutluer, flute
Razumovsky Orchestra; Peter Breiner, conductor
“Tango Goes Symphony”
Naxos 557004

Philip Glass:  String Quartet No. 1
Carducci Quartet
“Philip Glass: String Quartets Nos. 1-4”
Naxos 8559636



Run time:  58:29


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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