Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep39: Flowers in Bloom


“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”  – Gerard de Nerval.


It’s the time of year when flowers are blooming and trees are greening.  Here is music by women inspired by the season

“Flowers in Bloom”


Mary Howe:  Spring Pastoral
Imperial Philharmonic of Tokyo; William Strickland, conductor
“Music of Mary Howe”
CRI 785

Rachel Portman:  leaves and trees
Niklas Liepe, violin; WDR Funkhausorchestre; Erina Yashima, conductor
“Rachel Portman: Tipping Points, Vivaldi/Kerscheck: The New Four Seasons”
Sony 19658872672

Victoria Bond: Jasmine Flower
Daniel Panner, viola
“Chamber Music of Victoria Bond”
Albany 1161

Marion Bauer:  From the New Hampshire Woods
Antonio Oyarzabal, piano
“La Muse Oubliée II – Women Composers”
IBS Classical 32024

Shih-Hui Chen:  Fantasia on the theme of plum blossom
National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra; Loop 38; Yao-Yu Wu, conductor
“Shih-Hui Chen: Silvergrass & Other Orchestral Works”
New World 80807

Jessica Meyer: The Last Rose
text by Thomas Moore
Sarah Brailey, soprano; Caleb van der Swaagh, cello
“Jessica Meyer: I long and seek after”
New Focus Recordings 398



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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