Feminine Fusion

S4-33: Women’s Stories


“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”  – Jimmy Neil Smith


Music brings storytelling to a new level.  Whether its the composer who sets the story down, or the performer who tells it, there is power in the resulting imagery.  Let’s listen to these tales, told by women.


“Women’s Stories”

Mark Brandt:  The Nightingale
Yana Nikol, flute; Katherine Colburn, cello
Mark Brandt, piano
“The Nightingale”
Lionhearted Music East 51317

Rouen Shakarian:  The Turnip; The Wonderful Counting Clock
Text by Pierr Morgan (The Turnip) and Cooper Edens (The Wonderful Counting Clock)
Ranier Chamber Winds: Kathleen Macferran, founder/conductor
“Tales Told in the Winds”
MMC Recordings 2071

Edie Hill:  From the Wingbone of a Swan (excerpts)
The Crossing; Donald Nally, conductor
“Clay Jug”
Navona 6073

John Alan Rose:  Old Father Time
JungWon Choi, cello
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Miran Vaupotić, conductor
“Ineffable Tales”
Navona 6157


Run time: 59:29

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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