Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep 51: A Little Night Music

Night Sky

“I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes.”

– Anne Brontë


The sights and sounds of the night have inspired the works on this episode.  From the city to the country, and up into then night sky, the hour is filled with works by these talented women.


“A Little Night Music”


Adrienne Albert:  Nightfall
Ovidiu Marinescu, cello; Anna Kislitsyna, piano
“Moto Bello”
Navona 6156

Jenni Brandon:  In the City at Night
Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, English horn
“English Horn Expressions”
Navona 6500

Margaret Griebling-Haigh, text by Mary Grimm:  Night Swimming
Sandra Simon, soprano; Danna Sundet, English horn; Randal Fusco, piano

Rain Worthington:  Yet Still Night
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Robert Ian Winstin, conductor
“Dream Vapors”
Navona 6025

Joan Tower:  Night Fields
Muir Quartet
“Black Topaz”
New World Records 80470

Missy Mazzoli:  Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Daníel Bjarnason, conductor
“Atmospheriques, Vol. 1”
Sono Luminus 92267

Diane Jones:  Porch Music (excerpt)
SU Flute Choir
Live performance, used with permission




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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