Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep12: Giving Thanks, Part 2

Clara Baur

Clara Baur

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”  – Sir Isaac Newton


No matter how many may travel a path, someone had to be the first to break the trail.  This episode takes note of several women who became the “first” to achieve a breakthrough in the classical music world.  It’s a small way of saying “thank you” for their efforts, and for opening the way for the women who follow.


Giving Thanks

Judith Weir:  Vertue (Antiphon, Prayer)
Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Geoffrey Webber, conductor
“Judith Weir: Choral Music”
Delphian 34095

Louise Farrenc:  Nonetto, Op. 38 (Mvt. 1)
Minerva Chamber Ensemble; Kevin Geraldi, conductor
“Farrenc: Nonetto, Op. 38; Brahms: Serenade, Op. 11”
Centaur 3092

Ethyl Smyth:  Serenade in D Major (Mvt. 1)
BBC Philharmonic; Odaline de la Martinez, conductor
“Ethyl Smyth: Serenace in D & Concerto for Violin, Horn, & Orchestra”
Chandos 9449

George Bizet:  Je crois entendre encore, from The Pearl Fishers
Salvatore Licitra, tenor
Royal Opera of Covent Garden; Sian Edwards, conductor
“The Man Who Cried”
CBS 61870

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich:  Symphony No. 1 (Mvt. 1)
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; John Nelson, conductor
“Zwilich: Symphony No. 1; Celebration; Prologue & Variations”
New World 80336




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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