Feminine Fusion

Dec 29 – Jan 4, 2019: Looking Back, Looking Forward

New Year Leap

“We wait for the new year to appear to us like the hopeful sun bringing aspiring light to an eager world.” – Munia Kahn


The calendar is turning once again, so let’s take note of some of the accomplishments of women in the classical music world in the last year.  Then we’ll look at what’s to come in the new year.


Looking Back, Looking Forward

Xavier Montsalvatge, arr. by Sharon Isbin:  Selections from Cinco canciones negras
Sharon Isbin, guitar; Isabel Leonard, soprano
“Alma Española”
Bridge 9491

Nico Muhly:  Two Voices
Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smythe, piano
Deutsche Grammophon 479 8295

John Adams:  Scheherazade.2 (excerpt)
Leila Josefowicz, violin
St. Louis Symphony; David Robertson, conductor
Nonesuch 7559794351

Jennifer Higdon:  Viola Concerto (excerpt)
Roberto Diaz, viola
Nashville Symphony; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
“All Things Majestic”
Naxos 8.559823

Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 1 (excerpt)
Martha Argerich, piano
Mito Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor
“Beethoven: Symphony 1; Piano Concerto 1”
Decca 4832566

Arvo Pärt:  Spiegel im spiegel
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
“Mirror in Mirror”
Avie 2386



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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