Feminine Fusion

S5-01: One Life: Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke

“[It was] my one little whiff of success.” – Rebecca Clarke


A difficult childhood and an abusive father didn’t deter Rebecca Clarke from a career as a violist, and her compositions have become a significant part of the standard viola repertoire.  Yet her music was largely forgotten by the time of her death.  This week, a look at her life, and the rediscover of her music.

One Life: Rebecca Clarke

Passacaglia on an Old English Tune
Kenneth Martinson, viola Christopher Taylor, piano
“Rebecca Clarke: String Chamber Music”
Centaur 2847

Lullaby No. 1
Paul Coletti, viola; Leslie Howard, piano
“English Music for Viola”
Helios 55085

Viola Sonata
Barbara Westphal, viola; Jeffrey Swann, piano
“Viola Sonatas”
Bridge 9109

Down By The Salley Gardens
God Made a Tree
Patricia Wright, soprano; Jonathan Rees, violin; Kathron Surrock, piano
“The Cloths of Heaven: Songs & Chamber Works by Rebecca Clarke”

Piano Trio
Neave Trio
“Her Voice”
Chandos 20139





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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