Feminine Fusion

March 05, 2017: At the Keyboard

Maria Joao Pires

Maria Joao Pires

“Everybody told me this ‘girl on the piano thing’ was never going to work.” – Tori Amos


The piano was almost a requisite addition to any home during the Romantic era, and it was expected that the young women of the household have some real proficiency at the keyboard. On the next Feminine Fusion, we’ll hear performances from some of the best pianists in the world today, with works familiar and new.


“At the Keyboard”

Enrique Granados: Bocetos
Alicia de Laroccha, piano
RCA 63368

Franz Schubert: Impromptu No. 1, Op. 142
Maria João Pires
“Le Voyage Magnifique”
Deutsche Grammophon 457550

Isaac Albeniz: Almeria, from Iberia, Book 2
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Deutsche Grammophon

Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21, “Elvira Madigan”
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate – conductor
“Mozart: Piano Concertos”
Philips 4757306

David Del Tredici: Ode to Music
Beth Levin, piano
“Bright Circle”
Navona 6074

JS Bach: Two-part Invention No. 4 in d minor, BWV 775
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
“Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias, BWV 772-801”
Sony 795972


Run time: 58:55

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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