Feminine Fusion

August 17 – 23, 2019: Summer Heat


“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines”

– William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18


It’s August, and we are well past the Summer Solstice and looking toward the Fall.  Before the seasons turn, though, let’s take a listen to music of the Summer.


“Summer Heat”


Elena Kats-Chernin:  Deep Sea Dreaming
Gondwana Voices; Lyn Williams, conductor
Sally Whitwell, piano
ABC Classics 4769093

Judith Lang Zaimont:  Piano Trio No. 1 “Russian Summer”
Peter Winograd, violin; Peter Wyrick, cello; Joanne Polk, piano
“Judith Lang Zaimont”
Sorel Classics 003

Thea Musgrave:  The Seasons:  IV. Summer
Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
“Musgrave: Memento Vitae, Helios, Night Music & The Seasons”
NMC 074

Lena Johnson McLin:  A Summer Day
Helen Walker-Hill, piano
“Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American Women”
Leonarda 339

Samuel Barber:  Knoxville: Summer 1915
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Orchestra of St. Luke’s; David Zinman, conductor
“Dawn Upshaw – Knoxville: Summer of 1915”
Nonesuch 79187

Amy Cheney Beach:  Farewell Summer & Dancing Leaves, Op. 102
Kirsten Johnson, piano
“Amy Beach: Piano Music, Vol. 3”
Guild 7351

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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