Feminine Fusion

S5-22: Words and Music, Part 3

words and music

“When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.” ― Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman”

It’s a rather different program this week.  Once again we’re pairing women’s poetry with women’s music, and letting each work stand on its own.


Words and Music, Part 3

Margaret Bonds:  Troubled Water
Helen Walker-Hill, piano
“Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women”
Leonarda 339

Jennifer Margaret Barker:  Na Tri Peathraichean
Laurie Baefsky, flute; Jennifer Margaret Barker, piano
Meyer Media 1001

Alla Elana Cohen:  Brachot (Blessings) for String Quartet
Marissa Licota & Melissa Bull, violins; Alexander Vavilov, viola; Sebastian Baverstam, cello
“Red Lilies of Bells; Golden Lilies of Bells; White Lilies of Bells”
Ravello Records 7953

Margaret Brandman:  Love Brings Change (Adagio for Strings)
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronsky, conductor
“Sensations: Wind, Waves, Birds & Fire”
Navona 6041

Jennifer Higdon:  Light Refracted
Lark Quartet
Blair McMillen, piano; Todd Palmer, clarinet
“An Exaltation of Larks”
Bridge 9379




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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