Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep23: Glimmering Gold, Part 2

Seraph Brass

“It’s a wonderful problem to have, going from, Who am I going to find to play?, to having 20 trumpets to choose from and 15 trombones, and goodness, probably 40 horns and 10 tubas.” – Susan Slaughter, founder of the Monarch Brass Ensemble


If you had looked for a list of the best brass players 30 years ago, there wouldn’t be a single woman among them.  Now, women are coming up as some of the top players in the world.  This week, we hear amazing performances from some of these women.


“Glimmering Gold, Part 2”

Eric Ewazen: Concerto for Trumpet & Strings, Mvt. III – Elegia
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
Ensemble Allegria
LAWO 1251

Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires
Lucienne Renaudin Vary, trumpet
Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; Sascha Goetzel, conductor
“Piazzolla Stories”
Warner Classics 9029515563

James Lentini: East Coast Groove
Velvet Brown, tuba
Robert Conway, piano
“James Lentini: Chamber Music”
Naxos 8559626

Richard Bissill: Song of a New World
Sarah Willis, horn
Philip Mayers, piano
“Horn Discoveries”
Alpha 732

Catherine McMichael: Asteria
Seraph Brass
Summit Records 709

Astor Piazzolla: Veraño Porteno, from Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
EMI/Warner Classics 5099908832

Run time: 58:29

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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