Feminine Fusion

March 26, 2017: American Women

Composer Shulamit Ran

Composer Shulamit Ran

“I’ve always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal.” – Trey Anastasio


This week, it’s a special live edition of Feminine Fusion. Join host Diane Jones as she brings you music from six talented American composers, including two Pulitzer Prize winners. This is also your opportunity to show your support of Classic FM and programs like this, by becoming a member. Stand up and be counted!


“American Women”

Shulamit Ran: For an Actor: Monologue for Clarinet
Laura Flax, clarinet
“Music by Shulamit Ran”
Bridge 9052

Mary Mageau: An Early Autumn’s Dreaming
Polish Radio & TV Symphony Orchestra of Krakow; Szymon Kawalla conducting
“I Am An American Woman”
Vienna Modern Masters 3029

Rain Worthington: Tracing a Dream
Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu conducting
“Dream Vapors”
Navona 6025

Judith Shatin: To Keep the Dark Away (selections)
Gayle Martin, piano
“To Keep the Dark Away”
Ravello 7937

Maria Newman: String Quartet No. 2: Lauds (selections)
Malibu Coast String Quartet
“Maria Newman: Music for String Quartet Book I”
Arts House 1205208

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Robert Spano conducting
“Rainbow Body”
Telarc 80596


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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