Feminine Fusion

S06 Ep34: Breath and Sound, Part 2

Tatjana Ruhland photo by Marco Borggreve

Tatjana Ruhland
photo by Marco Borggreve


“The fluteplayer puts breath into a flute, and who makes the music?  Not the flute. The flutplayer!”  – Rumi


There is an undeniable connection between breath and sound when you think of wind instrumentalists.  This week we’ll listen to performances from women whose music literally takes their breath away to a new place and sound.


Breath and Sound, Part 2

Claude Debussy:  Clair de lune
Nicole Esposito, flute
Çağatay Akyol, harp
“Dancing in Dreams”
MSR Classics 1790

August Eberhard Müller:  Flute Concerto No. 5, Op. 19 (excerpt)
Tatjana Ruhland, flute
Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra; Timo Handschuh, conductor
“August Eberhard Müller: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2”
CPO 555403-2

Unsuk Chin:  Advice from a Caterpillar
Alicia Lee, bass clarinet
“Conversations With Myself”
New Focus Recordings 302

Richard Strauss:  Oboe Concerto in D Major
Cristina Gómez Godoy, oboe
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor
“Mozart & Strauss: Oboe Concertos”
Warner Classics 9029507760

Alyssa Morris:  Ruminations
Alyssa Morris, oboe
“Ruminations – Music for Oboe, English Horn, and Piano by Alyssa Morris”
MSR Classics 1729



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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