Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep05: American Landscapes

Bellor Reflections

“We are what we see.  We are products of our surroundings.”  – Amber Valletta


From the desert at dusk to busy city streets, this week we hear works by women inspired by the American Landscape.


“American Landscapes”


Jennifer Bellor:  Reflections at Dusk
James Whiting, vibraphone; Merrick Haji-Sheikh, electric vibraphone; Emily Montoya Barnes, harp; Gabriela Ordoñez Villalobos, marimba
“Reflections at Dusk”
Innova 045

Maggi Payne:  Desertscapes
Slovak Radio Chorus
“Desertscapes: A Portrait of American Women Composers”
MMC Recordings 2026

Shirley Meir:  Of Lakes and Legends
Croatian Chamber Orchestra; Miran Vaupotić, conductor
“Legends and Light”
Navona 6187

Wendy Griffiths: Seven Places in America
Elizabeth Rodgers, piano
“Views from the Keyboard”
Arabesque 6984

Monica Houghton: Wilderness Portraits
Argenta Trio
“Of Time & Place”
Navona 6162




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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