Feminine Fusion

July 23, 2017: Today’s Teachers: Composers

Composer and Teacher Jennifer Margaret Barker

Composer and Teacher Jennifer Margaret Barker

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


It takes real dedication to not only create new music, but to teach and mentor aspiring composers at the same time.  This week, we’ll hear music from several composers who are also well-respected teachers.


“Today’s Teachers: Composers”

Tania León (poems by Rita Dove):  Singin’ Sepia
Tony Arnold, soprano; David Greshman, clarinet; Renee Jolles, violin; Joel Sachs & Cheryl Seltzer, piano
“Singin’ Sepia”
Bridge 9231

Anna Weesner:  Flexible Parts for Viola & Piano
Melia Watras, viola; Kimberly Russ, piano
“Short Stories”
Fleur de Son 58007

Jennifer Margaret Barker:  Blue Waters
Heather Corbett, vibraphone
Composers Recordings (CRI)

Hilary Tann: Light from The Cliffs
Eunmi Ko, piano
“The Musical Landscapes of Hilary Tann”
Centaur 3357

Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age (Interlude I)
“Vespers for a New Dark Age”
New Amsterdam 062



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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