Feminine Fusion

S4-42: Summer Music

Summer Music

“When I was young
My brother and I used to go fishing
At a beautiful quiet pond amongst the fields
It was there that we discovered…
Summer Shimmers”

– Jennifer Higdon


The Summer Solstice marks the change of another season, and so this week we listen to Summer Music, performed and composed by these remarkable women.


Summer Music

George Gershwin:  Summertime, from Porgy & Bess
Anne Akiko-Meyers, violin
London Symphony Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor
“Serenade: The Love Album”
e-one 7192

Edie Hill:  We Bloomed In Spring
The Crossing; Donald Nally, conductor
“Clay Jug”
Navona 6073

Traditional:  Summerisle (The Maypole Song)
Medieaval Babes
BMG 75605 51359 2

Mira J. Spektor:  White Road of Summer
Maeve Högland, soprano; Jean-Paul Björlin, piano
“Summer & Winter Songs”
Navona 6236

Paul Reade:  Suite from The Victoria Kitchen Garden
Seunghee Lee, clarinet; Katrine Gislinge, piano
“Full Circle”
Musica Solis

Astor Piazzolla:  Verano porteño, from Four Seasons in Buenos Aires
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, conductor
New Century Chamber Orchestra
NSS Music

Judith Lang Zaimont:  Russian Summer
Peter Winograd, violin; Peter Wyrick, cello; Joanne Polk, piano
“Judith Lang Zaimont”
Sorel Classics 003

William Bolcom:  Summer, from Second Sonata for Violin & Piano
Blue Violet Duo
“American Souvenirs”

Jennifer Higdon:  Summer Shimmers
Susan Glaser, flute
Lark Chamber Artists
“Summer Shimmers”
Koch International 7738


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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