Feminine Fusion

Sept 15 – 21, 2018: One Life – Vivien Harvey Slater

Vivien Harvey Slater

Vivien Harvey Slater

“Vivien’s spirit lives on…in her research, in the recordings of her playing, in her compositions, in the lessons which she imparted to her students (being much more than those of finger dexterity and speed, but life lessons as well).” – Dorothy Einsidel Deimel


There are many ways to leave a legacy in the world.  Vivien Harvey Slater is a name you may not know.  She was a pianist, a teacher, and a scholar, who can trace her pianistic lineage back to Beethoven.  This week, we’ll take a look at her life and legacy.


One Life: Vivien Harvey Slater


Carl Czerny:  The School of Velocity, Book 1 (excerpts)
Vivien Harvey Slater, piano
“Carl Czerny: The School of Velocity, Op. 299”
MHS 3904

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Rondon in G Major, Op. 51, No. 2
Vivien Harvey Slater, piano
“Great Master/Great Pupil”
Redwood 21

Theodor Leschetizky:  Barcarolle
Theodor Leschetizky, piano
“19th Century Pianists on Welte Mignon”

Arthur Shepherd:  Piano Sonata No. 2
Vivien Harvey Slater, piano
“American Masters: Arthur Shepherd”
CRI 783

Carl Czerny:  The Art of Finger Dexterity
Vivien Harvey Slater, piano
“The Art of Finger Dexterity, Op. 740”
MHS 3431


Run time:  58:28


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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