Feminine Fusion

S5-14: Patchwork Quilt, Part XXIV


“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel

Every so often, we present a program that has no special theme or thread to tie the music together.  I call these Patchwork Quilt” episodes.  Its the opportunity to share performances or works by women simply because they are worth hearing.  Like a patchwork quilt, the individual pieces may seem disparate and unmatched, but together they can touch us with their beauty and intrigue.


Patchwork Quilt, Part XXIV

Judith Lang Zaimont:  Lazy Beguine (from Snazzy Sonata)
Doris L. Kosloff & Judith Lang Zaimont, piano
MSR Classics 1238

Clara Kathleen Rogers:  Fantasia for Viol d’amour and Piano
Delight Malitsky, viola
Judith Radell, piano
CD Baby

Jennifer Fowler:  Line Spun with Stars
Lontano Ensemble; Odaline de la Martinez, director
“Lines Spun”
Metier 28588

Pablo de Sarasate:  Airs ecossais
Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Alexander Platt, conductor
“Scottish Fantasies for Violin and Orchestra”
Cecille 9000 083

Germaine Tailleferre:  Concertino for Harp and Orchestra
Gillian Benet, harp
Women’s Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
“Women of Note”
Koch 3-7603

Betty R. Wishart: Preludes: In Memoriam (excerpts)
Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano
Ravello Records 8045





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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