Feminine Fusion

May 4 – 10, 2019: Elemental Music


“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.”  – Sun Tzu


Earth, air, fire, and water.  Our understanding of the four elements has changed over the centuries.  Some revered them, seeking an understanding of their mystical properties.  Others tried to tame them, subdue them.  We’ve grown from a belief that everything in the world is made of just these four elements, to a modern scientific understanding of what the elements themselves are made of.  And still, they touch the artists’ heart, inspiring awe and creativity, and we’ll hear that in the works on today’s program.


Elemental Music

Juli Nunlist:  Spell of Creation
Vox Future; Andrew Shenton, conductor
“Voices of Earth & Air, Vol. II”
Navona 6221

Persis Parshall Vehar:  From the Mountain Top
David Keuhn, trumpet; Daniel Keuhn, trumpet; Ken Mervine, organ
“From the Mountaintop”
Fleur de Son Classics 57997

Rain Worthington:  Fast Through Dark Winds
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronsky, conductor
“Dream Vapors”
Navona 6025

Margaret Brandman:  Firestorm Symphony
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Petr Vronsky, conductor
“Sensations: Wind, Waves, Birds & Fire”
Navona 6041

Daniel Dorff:  Salmon Lake
Patricia Lazzara, flute; Kristin Johnson Dabaghian, piano
Independent Label

Hilary Tann:  Shakkei
Virginia Shaw, oboe
North-South Chamber Orchestra; Max Lifchitz, conductor
North/South Recordings 1048


Run time:  58:29


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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