Feminine Fusion

S5-37: Colors of the Rainbow


“Can music reflect colors and can colors be reflected in music?”  – Jennifer Higdon

This week we hear from composers who were inspired to reflect color in their music.  It’s an intriguing challenge, and the results are exciting.


“Colors of the Rainbow”


Dana Suesse:  Blue Moonlight
Dana Suesse, piano
“Keyboard Wizards of the Gershwin Era, Volume II: Dana Suesse”
Pearl 9202

Eleanor Alberga:  The Wild Blue Yonder
Eleanor Alberga, piano
Thomas Bowes, violin
“Wild Blue Yonder”
Navona 6346

Joan Tower:  Purple Rhapsody
Paul Neubauer, viola; ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
Summit 573

Thea Musgrave:  Green
Scottish Ensemble; Jonathan Morton, conductor
“Thea Musgrave: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge & Green”
NMC 167

Jennifer Higdon:  Pale Yellow, from Piano Trio
Lincoln Trio
“Notable Women”
Cecille 126


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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