Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep21: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXXI

Patchwork House

“Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

Let’s add yet another block to our Patchwork Quilt of great music by women.  This week, some new releases, including a debut CD.


Patchwork Quilt, Part XXI


Julianna Hall:  Sarah Albritton and Nellie Mae Rowe, from Cameos (text by Molly Fillmore)
Molly Fillmore, soprano; Elvia Puccinelli, piano
“Bold Beauty”
Blue Griffin Recordings 559

Fredric Chopin:  Ballade No. 4, Op. 52
Elzbieta Bilicka, piano
“Lights & Shadows”
Centaur 3876

Danaë Xantha Vlasse:  Nepenthe
Lili Haydn, violin; Èru Matsumoto, cello; Robert Thies, piano
Cezanne Productions

Caroline Shaw:  Aurora Borealis (text by Mary Jo Salter)
Renée Fleming, soprano; Yanick Nézet-Séguin, piano
“Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene”
Decca 3456502

Gwynneth Walker:  Emily! (text by Emily Dickinson)
Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Dana Brown, piano
“Were I With Thee”
4Tay Records 4066

Victoria Bond:  Black Light
Paul Barnes, piano
Philharmony “Bohuslav Martinu”; Kirk Trevor, conductor
“Illumination: Piano Works of Victoria Bond”
Albany 1880

Run time:  58:30


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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