Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep33: On the Podium, Part 4

Conductor Marin Alsop

Conductor Marin Alsop

“The best conductors are the best listeners”  – Tom Service


Tom Service, the broadcaster, journalist and author of the fascinating study Music As Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras, says this about conductors:  “They become a lightning rod of listening; a focus so that the players and the conductor can become something bigger than all of them – than all of us – at the same time as feeling fully realised as individuals.”  This week, women at the podium, leading the ensemble toward something bigger.


“On the Podium, Part 4”

Greg Edmonson:  Uncharted II (main theme)
Eímear Noone, conductor
Danish National Symphony Orchestra
“Gaming in Symphony”
EuroArts 880242677013

Evan Ziporyn:  Impulse Control
Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin, conductor
Penn State University Wind Ensemble; Lee Hinkle, percussion
“Modern American Percussion Concerti”
Ravello Records 8101

Paul Huber:  Concerto for Dulcimer and Strings
Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, conductor
Swiss Orchestra
“Swiss Dreams”
Prospero Classical 90

Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña, from 4 Seasons in Buenos Aires
Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor
Unitas Ensemble; Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Urtext JBCC279

John Adams:  Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance
Marin Alsop, conductor
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
“John Adams: City Noir, Fearful Symmetries & Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance”
Naxos 8559935



Run time:  58:30

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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