Feminine Fusion

S4-23: Elemental Music, Part 2

Four Elements

“Music can connect people in ways beyond notes on a page.”  – Christina Rusnak


The four elements – earth, air, fire, and water – were viewed by the ancient Greeks as the foundation upon which all of nature and indeed, the world, could be explained.  The music on this episode may not explain the world, but they were inspired by these four elemental building blocks.


“Elemental Music, Part 2”



Manuel de Falla:  Danza Ritual del Fuego, from “El Amor Brujo”
Yu Kosuge, piano
“Four Elements, Vol. 2 – Fire”
Orchid Classics 100108

Luna Pearl Woolf:  Aprés Moi, le Déluge
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Julian Wachner, conductor
“Fire and Flood”
Pentatone 5186803

Christina Rusnak:  Glacier Blue
Ovidiu Marinescu, cello
“Moto Celeste”
Navona 6266

Shulamit Ran:  East Wind
Patricia Spencer, flute
“Music by Shulamit Ran”
Bridge 9052

Cindy Cox:  Sparkling, from Geode
Earplay Ensemble
“Columba aspexit”
CRI 886

Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian:  The Four Elements (excerpts)
Upton Trio
“These Are Different Times”
Albany 1151





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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