Feminine Fusion

S07 Ep41: Inspiring Women, Part 2

Kajia Saariaho (photo by Olivier Roller)

Kajia Saariaho
(photo by Olivier Roller)

“Let’s not judge.  Let’s draw inspiration from each other’s stories – successes and failures – and realize we’re all connected.”  – Cory Booker

This hour is filled with music inspired by women.  These works draw from history and from personal connections.


Inspiring Women, Part 2

Hildegard of Bingen, arr. Missy Mazzoli:  O Frondens Virga
Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano
Deutsche Grammophon

Rebecca Dale:  Requiem For My Mother
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Kantos Chamber Choir; Clark Rundell, conductor
“Requiem For My Mother”
Decca Classics

Patrice Michaels:  The Long View (excerpts)
Patrice Michaels, soprano; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano
“Notoroious RBG in Song”
Cedille 178

Lucius Craig Cervantes:  Queen of Hearts
London Symphony Orchestra; Lee Reynolds, conductor
“Queen of Hearts”

Kajia Saariaho:  La Passion de Simone (excerpts)
Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Dominique Blanc, narrator
Tapiola Chamber Choir; Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
“Saariaho: La Passion de Simone”
Ondine 1217-5



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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