Feminine Fusion

S5-19: Influential Women

Composer Judith Weir

Composer Judith Weir

“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.” – Stephen King

Few people set out to be a groundbreaker.  But when they break down a barrier, their influence becomes far-reaching.  The women on today’s program are all groundbreakers, and examples of how to reach one’s own potential.


Influential Women:


Hildegard of Bingen:  O viridissima virga
Andrea Folan, soprano
Elizabethan Conversation
“The Medieval Lady”
Leonards 340

Anna Clyne:  Masquerade, from Mythologies
Marin Alsop, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Avie 2434

Louise Farrenc:  Clarinet Trio, Op. 44 (excerpt)
The Leroy Trio
“Farrenc/D’Indy: Trios for Clarinet, Cello and Piano”
Pan Classics 510085

Rebecca Clarke:  Two Pieces for Viola and Cello
Sheila Browne, viola
Wesley Baldwin, cello
“Beethoven, Lutoslawski, etc.”
Centaur 2798

John Adams:  Shaker Loops (excerpt)
Sian Edwards, conductor
Ensemble Modern
“John Adams: Shaker Loops & Phrygian Gates for Solo Piano”
RCA 09026686742

Judith Weir:  String Quartet
Kreutzer Quartet
“Northern Lights”
Metier 28507



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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