Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep14: In The Spotlight

“She plays like she is.  She’s person of genuine warmth, genuine feeling, genuine expression.  There’s nothing fake.”  – Maestro Paavo Jarvi (about violinist Janine Jansen)


It takes courage to step into the spotlight and perform as a soloist.  These performances show the best of these women, who deserve a place in the spotlight.


“In The Spotlight”

Domenico Galli:  Sonata No. 5
Elinor Frey, baroque cello
“La Voce del Violoncello”
Passacaille 993

García Abril:  Immensity, from Six Partitas
Hilary Hahn, violin
“García Abril: Partitas (6) para Violin solo”
Decca 4834832

Valentin Silvestrov:  The Messenger, for piano solo
Hélène Grimaud, piano
“The Messenger”
Deutsche Grammophon 4837853

W.A. Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 (excerpt)
Orli Shaham, piano
St. Louis Symphony; David Robertson, conductor
Canary Classics 118

P.I. Tchaikovsky, arr. Alexandru Lascae:  Souvenir d’un lieu cher
Janine Jansen, violin
Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Harding, conductor
“Janine Jansen: Tchaikovsky”
Decca 4780651




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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