Feminine Fusion

October 29, 2017: Fright Night

Composer Judith Weir

Composer Judith Weir

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

What’s the scariest music you can think of?  For some, it’s any music written by a woman.  So today it’s a twist on “scary music,” with some interesting ideas on what makes music good or bad.


“Fright Night”

Judith Weir:  Piano Trio
Schubert Ensemble
“Judith Weir: Piano Concerto”
NMC 090

Amy Cheney Beach:  Romance
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Matthew Hagle, piano
“American Virtuosa – Tribute to Maud Powell”
Cedille 97

Clara Schumann:  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 7
Angela Cheng, piano
Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
“The Women’s Philharmonic”
Koch Int’l 7169

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel:  Das Heimweh, & Italien
Laura Kolb, soprano; Arlene Shrut, piano
“Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Lieder”
Centaur 2120




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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