Feminine Fusion

February 11, 2018: Low Strung

Jane Little, double bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Jane Little, double bass with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

“It is an attention-getter.  I mean, it’s hard to ignore a woman lugging a cello around.”  – Lori Singer


This week we focus on the low strings – cello and bass – and the talented women who play.  You’ll also learn about Jane Little, who holds the Guiness world record for the longest-serving orchestral musician.


“Low Strung”

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major
Jacqueline Du Pré, cello; Daniel Barenboim, piano
“Beethoven: Cello Sonatas & Variations”
Angel/EMI 86242

Franz Joseph Haydn:  Piano Trio No. 25 in G Major
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
(Sharon Robinson, cello; Jaime Laredo, violin; Joseph Kalichstein, piano)
“Joseph Haydn Piano Trios”
Dorian 90164

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf:  Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in D Major
Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass
Swedish Chamber Orchestra; Paul Goodwin, conductor
“Double Bass Concertos”
Hyperion 67179

Antonin Dvořák:  Slavonic Dance No. 12
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor
with Jane Little, double bass
“Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op. 40 & Op 72”
Telarc 80497



Run time:  58:45

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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