Feminine Fusion

S4-07: Strung Along


“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.”  – Pythagoras

This week we hear performances from soloists and string ensembles.  You’ll recognize some of the names, but you’ll also hear a debut release, and the world premiere recording of a work merging classical and folk roots.


“Strung Along”


John Williams:  The Duel, from “The Adventures of Tintin”
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles; John Williams, conductor
“Across the Stars”
Deutsche Grammophon 4837068

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Andante, from Trio Op. 8, No. 1
Claremont Trio
“Claremont Trio: Shostakovich & Arensky Trios”
Tria Records 3860

Felix Mendelssohn:  Finale, from String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No. 2
Cecilia String Quartet
“Cecilia String Quartet:  Mendelssohn Op. 44 Nos. 1, 2”
Analekta 2 9844

George Gershwin (arr. by Alex Brown):  Violin Piece
Haerim Elizabeth Lee, violin
Alex Brown, piano
“My Time is Now”

Wynton Marsalis:  Fiddle Dance Suite
Nicola Benedetti, violin
“Wynton Marsalis/Nicola Benedetti”



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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