Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep44: Parlor Music


“It must be a sign of talent that I do not give up, though I can get nobody to take an interest in my efforts.”  – Fanny Mendelssohn

From a time that women were expected only to make music in the home, we hear works that have escaped the parlor and entered the wider world.


“Parlor Music”


Madame Perraud du Caire: Reverie du Soir
Margot Dilmaghani, piano
“Gardens of the Heart”

Marie de Grandval: Six poesies du Sully Prudhomme (excerpt)
Eileen Strempel, soprano; Sylvie Beaudette, piano
“With All My Soul”

Hélène de Montgeroult: Piano Sonata, Op. 5, No. 2 (Mvt. 1)
Mihály Berecz, piano
“Compositrices: New Light on French Romantic Women”
Bru Zane 2006

Emilie Mayer: Piano Trio, Op. 13 (Mvt. 1)
Trio Vivente
“Emilie Mayer: Piano Trios”
CPO 555029

Alice Mary Smith: Sonata for A Clarinet and Piano (Mvt. 1)
Luigi Magistrelli, clarinet; Claudia Bracco, piano
“Clarinet Repertoire of Women Composers”
VDE-Gallo 1355

Charlotte Sohy: Symphony in C-sharp Minor (Mvt. 1)
Orchestra National de France; Débora Waldman, conductor
“Compositrices: New Light on French Romantic Women”
Bru Zane 2006


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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