Feminine Fusion

September 12 – 27, 2019: Friends

Composer Jennifer Higdon & Maestra Marin Alsop

Composer Jennifer Higdon & Maestra Marin Alsop

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”  Henry Ford


Amazing things can arise from a friendship.  On this episode, women whose friendships have nurtured some outstanding music.



Jules Massenet:  Manon, Act 2 (excerpt)
Beverly Sills, Soprano
New Philharmonia Orchestra; Julius Rudel, conductor
“The Art of Beverly Sills”
Deutsche Gramophon 4717662

Astor Piazolla:  Primavera Porteña 
Eroica Trio
EMI Classics 57033

Georg Philipp Telemann:  Quartet No. 4 in G Major
“Georg Philipp Telemann”
Lyrichord 8028

Jules Massenet:  Meditation, from Thais
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
“Violin for Anne Rice”
Phillips 462 032-2

Léo Delibes:  Flower Duet, from Lakme
Alyson Cambridge & Nicole Cabel, sopranos
Lake Forest Symphony; Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor
“Sisters in Song”
Cedille 90000 181

Jennifer Higdon:  Percussion Concerto
Colin Currie, percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor
“Marin Alsop conducts MacMillan, Adès and Higdon”
LPO 0035




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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