Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep13: In Olden Days

Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann

“When the words come, they are merely empty shells without the music. They live as they are sung, for the words are the body and the music the spirit.”  – Hildegard of Bingen


On this episode, we go from convents, to the court of a king, to a Victorian parlor.  The music composed by these remarkable women laid the foundation for today’s composers.  Enjoy this music from “olden days.”


In Olden Days:


Hildegard of Bingen:  Kyrie
Oxford Camerata; Jeremy Summerly, director
“Heavenly Revelations”
Naxos 550998

Sulpitia Cesis:  Motetti spirituali (excerpts)
Capella Artemisia; Candace Smith, director
“Motetti spirituali”
Tactus 572801

Lucrezia Orsina Vizzana:  Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati
Capella Artemisia; Candace Smith, director
“Canti Nel Chiostro: Musica Nei Monasteri Femminili di Bologna”
Tactus 600001

Antonia Bembo:  Produzioni armoniche
Armonia delle Sfere
“Antonia Bembo: Produzione Armoniche 1701”
Tactus 640280

Clara Schumann:  Three Romances, Op. 11
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
“Romance:  The Music of Clara Schumann”
Decca 4850020

Fanny Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in E-flat Major
Takács Quartet
“Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn: String Quartets”
Hyperion 68330



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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