Feminine Fusion

Sept 8 – 14, 2018: Four By Four

Salut Salon

Salut Salon

“Music is an amazing friend in tough times.”  – Pamela Highbaugh Aloni (Lafayette String Quartet)


The relationship between the musicians of a quartet is much like a marriage, with a tremendous amount of give and take, communication, and dedication necessary for a strong performance.  With so much available in the string quartet repertoire, ensembles are creating new and innovative ways to keep the quartet literature vibrant.  The women featured today come from many backgrounds, but all of them bring outstanding performances to these recordings.


Four By Four

Leonard Cohen/Antonio Vivaldi:  Hallelujah Winter
“Hallelujah Winter” (digital single)
Independent Label

Xenti Runceanu:  Earth Song
Amadeus Electric Quartet
“Earth Song” (digital single)

Tina Davidson:  Cassandra Sings
Cassatt Quartet
“Cassatt:  The Cassatt String Quartet”
CRI 671

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
Lafayette String Quartet
“Tchaikovsky: String Quartets No. 1; Shostakovich: Prelude & Fugue Nos. 1 & 15; String Quartet No. 8”
Dorian 90163

Camille Saint-Saëns:  Carnival of the Animals (excerpts)
“Carnival Fantasy”
Warner Classics 2564693076



Run time:  58:29


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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