Feminine Fusion

Oct 13-19, 2018: Breath and Sound

Jeanne Baxtresser

Jeanne Baxtresser

“You have to take a deep breath and allow the music to flow through you.”  – Kelly White


Breath – we take it for granted.  Most of the time, we aren’t even aware of when or how we breathe.  Woodwind players, though – they have an intimate connection with the nuances of breath.  It’s as though they share a part of their being with their instrument, and the music they create is part of their soul, an expression of themselves that is impossible any other way.

This week brings you music from the souls of women, shared through their instruments – an hour will be filled with Breath and Sound.


Breath and Sound

Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasia No. 8 in G Minor
Nina Stern, alto recorder
MSR Classics 1577

Arthur Bachman:  The Curmudgeon and the Lark
Sara Hahn, flute; Sarah Gieck, alto flute
“I Close My Eyes In Order To See”
Navona 6182

Samuel Barber:  Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31
Jeanne Baxtresser, flute; Judith LeClair, bassoon;
Stanley Drucker, clarinet; Joseph Robinson, oboe, Philip Myers, horn
“Chamber Music for Flute”
Cala 544

Sy Brandon:  Hep Cats
Cassandra Eisenreich, flute; Danielle Woolery, clarinet
“Hep Cats”
Emeritus 20121

Carl Maria von Weber:  Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-flat Major, Op. 26
Emma Johnson, clarinet
English Chamber Orchestra; Sir Charles Groves, conductor
“Bernhard Henrik Crusell Concerto in F Minor and other works for clarinet by Weber, Baermann and Rossini”
Musical Heritage Society 512072

Alyssa Morris:  Four Personalities (selections)
Courtney Miller, oboe; Ayako Yoda, piano
“Modern Fairy Tales”
Centaur 3421

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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