Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep04: Music of Faith, Part 2


“Music is an outburst of the soul.” – Frederick Delius


Faith is a very personal thing.  The fact is, we are all living in and experiencing the very same world.  And faith is the framework that we look through to put that world in perspective.  This week, music of faith written or performed by women over the centuries, and in particular, since we have just marked the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, to highlight several works from Jewish composers.


Music of Faith, Part 2


J.S. Bach:  Ave Maria
Jessye Norman, soprano
Lyon Opera Orchestra; Lawrence Foster, conductor
“Jessye Norman at Notre Dame”
Phillips 432731

Miriam Gideon:  The Resounding Lyre
Constantine Cassolas, tenor; Speculum Musicae; Robert Black, conductor
“Miriam Gideon”
CRI 782

Hildegard of Bingen:  Cum vox sanguinus
Anonymous 4
“11,000 Virgins”
Harmonia Mundi 907200

St. Ambrose:  Agnes, Beatae Virgins
Celestial Sirens
“Sacred Hearts and Secret Music”
Divine Art 25077

Anonymous: Regina caeli
Musica Secreta
“Sacred Hearts and Secret Music”
Divine Art 25077

Gabriela Lena Frank:  Compadrazgo
David Finckel, violin; Wu Han, piano
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Summit 573


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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