Feminine Fusion

Jan 5-11, 2019: Women Inspiring Music

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Find your voice, and inspire others to find theirs.”  – Stephen Covey


Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time, or from anyone.  The music on this week’s program was inspired by poets, leaders, and mothers.  They didn’t write the music, but they are present in every note.


Women Inspiring Music


Persis Parshall Vehar:  Women, Women (excerpts)
Sharon Mabry, mezzo-soprano; Patsy Wade, piano
Aeolian Digital Recordings 60003

Elizabeth Vercoe:  For A Child
Cheryl Cobb, soprano; Boston Musica Viva
“Butterfly Effect”
Navona 6196

Lucius Craig Cervantes:  Queen of Hearts
London Symphony; Lee Reynolds, conductor
“Queen of Hearts”
CPI Records

Patrice Michaels:  The Long View (excerpts)
Patrice Michaels, soprano; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
“Notorious RBG: A Portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Nine Songs”
Cedille 90000 178

Stephen Edwards:  Requiem For My Mother (excerpts)
Continuo Arts Symphonic Chorus & Children’s Choir
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Candace Wicke, conductor
“Requiem For My Mother”
Music For Moving Images 002

John Corigliano:  Lullaby for Natalie
Anne Akiko Meyers; violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
“Mirror in Mirror”
Avie 2386


Run time:  58:30


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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