Feminine Fusion

S5-03: In the Fall


“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” – John Donne


The days are growing shorter, the nights are getting cooler.  Autumn is in the air.  It’s a time that has inspired composers and performers for centuries, so this week we listen to music of the autumn season.


In the Fall

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  October (Autumn Song), from The Seasons, Op. 37b
Khatia Buntiashvili, piano
Sony 88883734622

Antonio Vivaldi:  Autumn, from The Four Seasons
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin/conductor
Trondheim Soloists
“Vivaldi: Le quatro stagioni”
Deutsche Grammophon 289 463 259-2

Stephen Goss:  The Autumn Song
Patterson/Sutton Duo
“Still Life”
Ravello Records 8034

Jean Sibelius:  Hostkvall (Autumn Song)
MariAnne Haggander, soprano
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Jorma Panula, conductor
“Sibelius – Orchestral Songs”
BIS 270

Margaret Brandman:  Autumn Rhapsody
Margaret Brandman, piano
Navona 6041

Ralph Vaughan Williams:  Autumn (excerpts), from Folk Songs of the Four Seasons
Clare College Choir; David Wilcocks, conductor
“Folk Songs of the Four Seasons”
Albion 010

Astor Piazzolla:  Otoño Porteño
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin/conductor
New Century Chamber Orchestra
NSS Music





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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