Feminine Fusion

May 6, 2018: Women Inspiring Men, Part 2

Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup

Edvard Grieg and Nina Hagerup

“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” – Leymah Gbowee


Who inspires you?  It is the women in their lives that inspired the composers featured this week.  Wife, mother, lover – music written for and dedicated to the women in their lives.


“Women Inspiring Men, Part 2”

Antonin Dvorak:  Songs My Mother Taught Me
Anna Sofie von Otter, soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Deutsche Grammophon 463479

J.S. Bach (arr. Thomas Frost):  Little Suite from the Anna Magdalena Notebook
Philadelphia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conductor
“Dinner Classics: The Sunday Brunch Album”
Sony 27987

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Für Elise
Lisa Moore, piano
Philharmonia Virtuosi; Richard Kapp, conductor
“Jewels of the Classics”
RCA 61935

Edvard Grieg:  Piano Concerto in A Minor
Eva Knardahl, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Kjell Ingebretsen, conductor
“Edvard Grieg: The Complete Piano Music, Vol. 13”
BIS 1626

Guillaume de Machaut:  Songs from Le Voir Dit
The Orlando Consort
“Machaut: Songs from Le Voir Dit”
Hyperion 612378



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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