Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep49: One and Many

Yolanda Kondonassis (photo by San Zauscher)

Yolanda Kondonassis (photo by San Zauscher)

“I won’t start a piece until I meet with the person, hear them play, and hear what they like.”  – Jennifer Higdon


Most of us know what a concerto is – a soloist, accompanied by an orchestra.  Yet is requires a delicate balancing act by a composer to ensure the orchestra supports – but doesn’t overwhelm – the soloist.  This week, concertos by women who have achieved that mastery of balance.


One and Many

Jennifer Higdon:  Harp Concerto, Mvt. 2
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp
Rochester Philharmonic; Ward Stare, conductor
“American Rapture”

Rain Worthington: In Passages
Mojca Romušćak, violin
Croatian Chamber Orchestra; Miran Vaupotić, conductor
“Passages Through Time”
Navona 6398

Emma Lou Diemer: Violin Concerto
Philip Ficsor, violin
Westmont Orchestra; Michael Shasberger, conductor
“Going Away: Violin Works by Emma Lou Diemer”
Truetone 9689

Dorothy Howell: Piano Concerto in D Minor
Danny Driver, piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Danny Driver, conductor
“The Romantic Piano Concerto ~ 70”
Hyperion 68130

Melinda Wagner:  Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussion, Mvt. 1
Paul Dunkel, flute
Westchester Philharmonic; Mark Mondarano, conductor
“Melinda Wagner: Concerto for Flute, Strings, and Percussi0n; Poul Ruders: Concerto in Pieces (Purcell Variations)”
Bridge 9098



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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