Feminine Fusion

S08 Ep45: A Little Romance


“It must be a sign of talent that I do not give up, though I can get nobody to take an interest in my efforts.” – Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel


Most folks know about Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn.  But who were their contemporaries?  This week, we hear works from some of the other women of the Romantic era.

“A Little Romance”

Maria Szymanowska:  Nocturne in B-flat Major
Margot Dilmaghani, piano
“Gardens of the Heart”
Celebration Recordings

Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska:  The Maiden’s Prayer
I Salonisti
“The Last Dance: Music for a Vanishing Era”
Deutsche Harmonia 77377

Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska:  The Prayer Granted
Robert Silverman, piano
“The Parlour Grand, Vol. 2”
Marquis Classics 201

Hedwige Chrétien:  Scene Rustique
Leslie Odom, oboe; Soomee Yoon, piano
“Scene Rustique”
Ravello Records 7935

Mathilde von Kralik:  Sonata in D minor
Donne e Doni
“Donne e Doni, Volume 2”

Elfride Andrée:  Quintet in E minor
Midsummer’s Music
“Midsummer’s Music”
Centaur 2448



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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