Feminine Fusion

S5-40: Women’s Music Through the Ages – Yesterday

Hildegard of Bingen

Hildegard of Bingen

“If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of many ancestors.” – African proverb

This week, the first in a two-part series focusing on women’s music through the ages.  We’ll hear works by women from Medieval days through the 1700s.  These are the women who have laid the foundation for today’s composers and musicians to build upon.


“Women’s Music Through the Ages – Yesterday”


Khosrovidukht: Zarmanali e Ints (Wondrous it is to me)
Sharakan Early Music Ensemble
“The Music of Armenia, Volume Two”
Celestial Harmonies

Hildegard of Bingen:  O, Ecclesia
Anonymous 4
“11,000 Virgins”
Harmonia Mundi 907200

Kassia:  I Edessa; Tin pentachordon; Five Hymns to St. Christina
“Byzantine Hymns of the first female composer of the Occident”

Barbara Strozzi:  Lagrime Mie
Romina Basso – soprano; Latinitas Nostra
Naive 5390

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre:  Cantata No. 4, “Jonas”
Judith Nelson – soprano
Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, cond.
“Baroquen Treasures”
Newport 60102


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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