Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep03: Low Winds Blowing

Claire Chase photo: Karen Chester

Claire Chase
photo: Karen Chester

“If I can leave some sort of a legacy, it would be to make more people aware of the instrument, and to be more willing to listen to it.  And to like it, of course.”  – Susan Nigro


In the second week of music from the woodwinds, we’re going low.  To the bass and contrabass members of the family, with innovative music to share.


“Low Winds Blowing”

Dai Fujikura:  Following
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Tundra 6

Meera Gudipati:  Ray of Hope (Ashakiran)
Jacqueline LeClair, English horn
“Music for English Horn Alone”
New Focus Recordings 272

Jay Vosk:  Contra Blue
Susan Nigro, contrabassoon
Mark Lindeblad, piano
“Cool Tunes for the Big Bassoon”
Crystal Records 980

Kirsten Volness:  Year Without A Summer
Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet & Mark Sharrock, marimba)
New Focus Recordings 218

Christopher Fox:  Escalation
Heather Roche, bass clarinet
Metier 28573

Ann Cleare:  anfa
Claire Chase, contrabass flute
“Density 2036: Part VIII”
New Focus Recordings 352






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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