Monthly Archives: July, 2018

August 5, 2018: Sisters!

Published - July 30, 2018

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.”  – Elizabeth Fishel   On the next episode of Feminine Fusion, sisters who make music together!   “Sisters!” Paul Dukas:  The Sorcerer’s Apprentice The 5 Browns, pianos “The 5 Browns” RCA B0006HHUSA Ludwig van Beethoven:  Three Marches for Piano Four Hands, Op. 45 Sara & Amy Hamann, piano “Beethoven: Complete Piano Duos” Grand Piano 619-20 Gabriel Pierné:  Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Minor, Op. 36 “La sonate de vintueil” Mirare 384 Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Overture to “Die Fledermaus” Sarah Ayoub, cello & piano: Laura Ayoub, violin & piano Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Mark Messenger, conductor

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July 29, 2018: Beyond Borders

Published - July 26, 2018

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”  – Maya Angelou     It takes a brave person to leave their familiar home and settle in a new country.  Yet music breaks down barriers – it is a universal language that helps to ease the transition.  On this episode, we highlight women who emigrated to new countries to make their music. “Beyond Borders”   Lera Auerbach:  Piano Trio No. 1 Lincoln Trio “Notable Women” Cedille 126 Tania León:  Horizons North German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Peter Ruzikca, conductor “Singin’ Sepia” Bridge 9231 Chen Yi:  Shuo Ying Quartet “Dim Sum”

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July 22, 2018: Still More Prize Winners

Published - July 16, 2018

“Winning is only half of it.  Having fun is the other half.”  – Bum Phillips   It’s always exciting to be recognized for one’s accomplishments.  On this episode, we’ll hear performances from some award-winning performers.   “Still More Prize Winners” Igor Stravinsky:  Elegie Fenella Humphreys, violin “Bach2 the Future, Vol. 2” Champs Hill Records CHRCD118 Béla Bartók:  Viola Concerto Tabea Zimmermann, viola Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; David Shallon, conductor “Bartok – The Concerto Album” Warner Classics 5094072 Franz Schubert:  Death and the Maiden Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra “Death and the Maiden” Alpha 265 Du Yun:  Angel’s Bone Du Yun, Abigail Fischer,

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July 15, 2018: Bold and Brassy

Published - July 9, 2018

“Great musicians are great musicians, whether they’re playing a trombone or an electric guitar or a xylophone.”  – Chris Stapleton   Time to listen to more music from some bold and brassy women – playing trumpets, trombones, and tubas!     “Bold and Brassy” Herman Bellstedt:  Piece de Concert Raquel Rodriquez, cornet; Jan Corrothers, piano “Cincinnati Virtuosity – The Cornet Solos of Frank Simon and Herman Bellstedt” CD Baby Antonin Reicha:  Introduction and Rondo for Horn and Orchestra Sarah Willis, horn Prague Chamber Orchestra; Milan Lajcik, conductor “Antonin Reicha: Wind Concertos” Orfeo C170021A Paul Hindemith:  Horn Concerto Marie-Luise Neunecker, horn Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra;

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July 8, 2018: One Life: The Music of Clara Schumann

Published - July 2, 2018

“There is nothing greater than the joy of composing something oneself and then listening to it.”  – Clara Schumann   Her concert career spanned 61 years.  She was wife to Robert Schumann, and friend to Johannes Brahms.  This week, we explore the life and music of this most remarkable woman.     “One Life:  The Music of Clara Schumann” C. Schumann:  Four Polonaises, Op. 1 Susanne Grutzmann, piano “Clara Schumann: The Complete Works for Piano Solo” Profil Medien 07065 C. Schumann:  Liebst du um Schoenheit Barbara Bonney, soprano; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano “Robert & Clara Schumann Lieder” London 452898 C. Schumann:  Piano Trio in G

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