'There Is No Gender In Music'

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Sunday, March 04, 2012

"There is no gender in music," said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers.

Program details (song, composer/poet and performers):

Ah, Love But A Day from Three Browning Songs
Amy Marcy Beach / Robert Browning
Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano.

Twilight from Three Songs, Op. 2
Amy Marcy Beach / Henry Harris Aubrey Beach
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano.

My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord
Florence Price, arr. / Traditional
Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano.

Songs to the Dark Virgin
Florence Price / Langston Hughes
Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano.

Poème d’Automne from Songs of the Seasons
Margaret Bonds / Langston Hughes
Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano.

A Parable: A Blade of Grass
Marion Bauer / Stephen Crane
Jane Morrow King, mezzo-soprano; David King, piano.

Rat Riddles from Three Songs
Ruth Crawford Seeger / Carl Sandburg
Nan Hughes, mezzo-soprano; Continuum Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs.

Her Greatest Charm from Half-Minute Songs
Carrie Jacobs-Bond / Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano.

Nothin’ but Love from Half-Minute Songs
Carrie Jacobs-Bond / George N. Alsop
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano.

American Lullaby
Gladys Rich / Gladys Rich
Jay Pierson, baritone/John O’Brien, piano.

The Blue Juniata
Marion Dix Sullivan / J. W. Sullivan
Ranger Doug, voice; Riders in the Sky Ensemble.

Ojalá
Margaret Ruthven Lang / George Eliot
Donald George, tenor; Lucy Mauro, piano.

Bucking Bronco from Three Cowboy Songs
Libby Larsen / Belle Starr
Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano.

Sweetgrass Range
Elinor Remick Warren / Edwin Ford Piper
Nelson Eddy, baritone; Robert Armbruster conducts the Kraft Music Hall Orchestra.

She Weeps Over Rahoon
Miriam Gideon / James Joyce
William Sharp, baritone; Walter Hilse, piano.

The Kiss from Mystery
Lori Laitman / Sara Teasdale
William Sharp, baritone; Lori Laitman, piano.

God Be In My Heart
Elinor Remick Warren / Anonymous (16th century)
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano.

Comments [1]

Janet in NYC from New York

I have been listening to the Song of America series with Thomas Hampson and every week I learn something. This installment was really fascinating and introduced me to women composers and songs I have had no exposure to and want to know more about. Thanks so much for bringing this program to your listeners!

Mar. 04 2012 11:15 PM

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