Feminine Fusion

September 14 – 20, 2019: One Life: Joan Tower

Joan Tower

Joan Tower

“Composing is not an easy activity.  But as life goes on, the rewards come in.”  – Joan Tower


At 80 years old, Joan Tower is still an active teacher and composer.  This week we take a listen to some of her music, and some of her thoughts on composing and women in music.


“One Life:  Joan Tower”

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Colorado Symphony; Marin Alsop, conductor
“Joan Tower: Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman”
Koch International 7469

Silver Ladders (excerpt)
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
“Tower: Orchestral Works”
First Edition 0025

Night Fields
Muir Quartet
“Black Topaz”
New World 80470

Da Capo Chamber Players
“Da Capo Chamber Players 10th Anniversary”
New World 441

Made in America
Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
“Made in America”
Naxos 8.559328

Trio Cavany (excerpt)
Lincoln Trio
“Notable Women”
Cedille 90000126




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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