Feminine Fusion

S4-40: Rosin Rising

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili

“When I see the chalky smoke of rosin rising from the bridges of stringed instruments…[it] becomes a symbol, a kind of shadow of life felt and lived without apology or restraint.”  – Michael Torke


This week we feature string players, pouring their hearts and souls into these marvelous performances.


Rosin Rising

Joe Hisaishi:  Princess Mononoke
Angele Dubeau, violin; La Pieta
Analekta 2 8746

Angelo Maria Fiore:  Cello Sonata in G Major
Elinor Frey, baroque cello
Lorenzo Ghielmi, harpsichord; Esteban La Rotta, theorbo
“Angelo Maria Fiore: Complete Cello Sonatas & 17th Century Italian Arias”
Passacaille 1026

Aaron Copland:  Two Pieces for String Quartet
The Lark Quartet
“Composing America”
Bridge 9423

Maurice Ravel:  Tzigane
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Philharmonia Orchestra; Kristjan Jarvi, conductor
Avie 2385

Heitor Villa-Lobos:  Sonata Fantasia No. 2
Duo 526 (Kerry DuWors, violin; Futaba Niekawa, piano)
“Duo Fantasy”
Navona 6231

Sergei Prokofiev, arr. by Tamas Batiashvili:  Grand Waltz, from Cinderella
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
“Visions of Prokofiev”
Deutsche Grammophon 479 8529



Run time:  58:29


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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