Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep14: One Life – Mary Howe

Mary Howe, composer, pianist, and music advocate

Mary Howe, composer, pianist, and music advocate

“[G]ates had been opened and I wanted to go into those fields and pastures…that had always seemed the property of other people.  But when I began to compose I felt I had the right to be there.”  – Mary Howe


You may not recognize the name Mary Howe.  She was not only a pianist and composer, she was a strong classical music advocate whose legacy continues into the present day.  This week, we look at the life and music of Mary Howe.


One Life:  Mary Howe

Spring Pastoral
Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo; William Strickland, conductor
“Mary Howe”
CRI 785

Three Restaurant Pieces
Laura Talbott-Clark, violin; Pi-Ju Chang, piano
“Between Us: Music for Two by Mary Howe”
Navona 6431

Suite for String Quartet and Piano
Catholic University Chamber Arts Society
“Mary Howe”
CRI 785

Vier Gedichte (excerpts)
Christopher A. Leach, tenor; Mary Dibbern, piano
“Mary Howe: Songs and Duets”
Toccata Classics 0634

Interlude Between Two Pieces
Wallace Mann, flute; Emerson Meyers, piano
“Mary Howe”
CRI 785


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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