Feminine Fusion

December 31, 2017: To Ring In the New Year


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



On this New Year’s Eve, we look back at women in music throughout the ages.  From Medieval to Modern, here is music by women over the centuries:


“To Ring In the New Year”

Kassia:  I Edessa
“Byzantine Hymns of the First Female Composer”
Christophorus 77308

Hildegard of Bingen:  Ave generosa
Oxford Camerata: Jeremy Summerly, conductor
“Heavenly Revelations”
Naxos 550998

Blanche of Castile:  Amours, u trop tart me sui pris
Andrea Folan, soprano; Elizabeth Conversation
“The Medieval Lady”
Leonarda 340

Francesca Caccini:  Dov’io credea
Ingrid Matthews, violin; Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
“Canzoni Da Sonar: Early Italian Violin Music”
Centaur 2529

Louise Farrenc:  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 44
The Leroy Trio
“Trios for Clarinet, Cello and Piano”
Pan Classics 510085

Cecile Chaminade:  Valse Caprice, Op. 33
Enid Katahn, piano
Gasparo 247

Roxanna Panufnik:  I Dream’d
Joyful Company of Singers; Peter Broadbent, conductor
“A Garland for Linda”
EMI 56961


Run time:  59:00

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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