Feminine Fusion

August 6, 2017: On Her Own

Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom


“Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King


This week, a look at women who stand out as soloists, many playing instruments traditionally viewed as “masculine.”  We’ll hear horn, trumpet, and trombone, along with clarinet and harp, as we listen to these tremendous musicians showcase their music.


“On Her Own”

Gioachino Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
Sharon Kam, clarinet
Berlin Chamber Philharmonic; Axel Gerhardt, conductor
“Works for Clarinet and Orchestra”
Berlin Classics 219305

Manuel deFalla: Siete canciones españolas
Alison Balsom, trumpet
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor
Angel/EMI 53255

Robert ElhaiWater Awakening
Rebecca Cherian, trombone; Rodrigo Ojeda, piano
“Water Awakening”
RBC 1001

Trygve Madsen:  Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano
Frøydis Ree Wekre, horn; Atle Sponberg, violin; Tor Espen Aspaas, piano
2L 25

Deborah Henson-Conant:  Baroque Flamenco
Deborah Henson-Conant, harp
“Invention & Alchemy”
Golden Cage 6002



Run time: 58′ 31″

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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