Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep18: Looking Back, Looking Forward


“New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.”  – Munia Khan


The calendar is taking another turn, so this is a great time to look back over some of the accomplishments and accolades for women in classical music over the past year, and look forward to what is coming in the new year.  Though we still have a ways to go, the strides we have taken so far are heartening.


Looking Back, Looking Forward:


Rodgers and Hammerstein:  Hello, Young Lovers (from The King and I)
Renee Fleming, soprano
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera; Paul Gemignani, conductor
“Under the Stars”
Decca 473250

Rebecca Clarke:  Piano Trio
Neave Trio
“Her Voice”
Chandos 20139

Tania León: Singin’ Sepia
“Singin’ Sepia”
Bridge 9231

Maurice Ravel:  Shéhérazade (excerpts)
Fatma Said, soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano; Burcu Karadag, flute
“El Nour”
Warner Classics 9029523360

Florence Price:  Fantasie Négre No. 3
Samantha Ege, piano
“Fantasie Négre: The Piano Music of Florence Price”
Lorelt 144


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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