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Leonarda CD 358

Marga Richter: Riders to the Sea; Kyrie

Riders to the Sea (chamber opera in one act). Libretto: John M. Synge. Conductor: Daijiro Ukon. Soloists: Susan Holsonbake, soprano; Anna Tona, mezzo-soprano; Melissa Maravell, contralto; Aram Tchobanian, tenor. Orchestra: flute/piccolo, harp, percussion, accordion, strings.
Kyrie for String Quintet: MOTYL String Quartet; Pawel Knapik, double bass.  

   LE358 CD Duration: 66:40
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Leonarda CD 357

Songs and Cycles

Artists: Linda McNeil, soprano; Carolyn True, piano.
Assisting Artists: Kathy McNeil, coloratura soprano; Stephanie Shapiro, oboe
Composers: Emma Lou Diemer, Flicka Rahn, Katherine Freiberger, Libby Larsen, Elizabeth Austin.

   LE357 CD Duration: 51:20
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Leonarda CD 355

Lil' Light O' Mine

Artists: Harold Jones, flute; Colette Valentine, piano
Composers: Gabriel Fauré, Cécile Chaminade, W.A. Mozart, Henri Busser, Claude Debussy, Frédéric Chopin, Pierre Sancan, Erik Satie, Franz Schubert/Gounod, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and William Foster McDaniel. The Perkinson and McDaniel works are arrangements of Negro spirituals.  

   LE355 CD Duration: 77:00
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Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found

2 CDs supplement the book by the same title by Dr. Diane Peacock Jezic, published by The Feminist Press at CUNY. They can also stand alone. Various artists. Duration: 2.3 hours.

Composers: Medieval through Classical: Hildegard, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Anna Amalia (Princess of Prussia), Anna Amalia (Duchess of Saxe-Weimar), Maria Theresia von Paradis. Romantic Songs: Louise Reichardt, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Josephine Lang, Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot-Garcia. Instrumental Muisic: Romantic & Early 20th Century: Louise Farrenc, Cécile Chaminade, Louise Héritte-Viardot, Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke. Six USA Composers: Katherine Hoover, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Ruth Schonthal, Barbara Kolb, Marga Richter, Judith Lang Zaimont.

      Leonarda CD 352

Songs by Women

Artists: Susan Gonzalez, soprano; Marcia Eckert, piano
Composers: Joyce Suskind, Ruth Schonthal, Elizabeth Austin, Elisenda Fábregas (Fabregas).

   LE352 CD Duration: 68:10.
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Leonarda CD 351

Orchestral Excursions

Artists: The Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra, Joel Subin, conductor. Soloists: Renata Knific, violin; Pamela Frame, cello; Robert Weirich, piano, The Carinthian Saxophone Quartet, Gilbert Sabitzer, solo alto sax
Composers: Marga Richter: Variations and Interludes on Themes from Monteverdi and Bach (triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra).
Howard Harris: Musicke for Dauncing Judicially, proving the true observation of time and measure in the Authenticall and laudable use of Dauncing (alto saxophone and orchestra).

   LE351 CD Duration: 73:21
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Leonarda CD 350

La Musica: 16th & 17th Century Music & a Surprise

Artists: Carol Plantamura (soprano), Jürgen Hübscher (lute, Spanish baroque guitar, archlute), Beverly Lauridsen, (viola da gamba). Julie Kabat (spoken and pitched voice, glass harmonium, saw), Ben Hudson (violin).
Composers: Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Sigismondo d'India, Alessandro Piccini, Francesca Campana, Settimia Caccini, Fabritio Caroso, Giovanni Kapsperger, Anonymous, Julie Kabat.

   LE350 CD Duration: 73:11
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Leonarda CD 349

Flute & Company: Flute music by Katherine Hoover

Artists: Wendell Dobbs, flute; Mary Kathleen Tryer, harp; Members of the Montclaire String Quartet (Kathryn Langr, violin; Christine Vlajk, viola; Andrea DiGregorio, cello); Leo Welch, guitar. Works: Dances and Variations (flute and harp); Winter Spirits and Reflections (solo flute); Divertimento (flute, violin, viola, cello); Canyon Echos (flute and guitar).

   LE349 CD Duration: 59:36
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Leonarda CD 348

The New York Bassoon Quartet
Now & Then: Recorded works from 1979 and 1999

Artists: Bernadette Zirkuli, Jane Taylor, Lauren Goldstein, and Julie Feves, bassoon
Composers: Christopher Weait (arranger, "Suite of Early American Tunes"), John Corigliano, Prokofiev, William Schuman, John Harbison, PeterSchickele, Katherine Hoover, Alvin Brehm, Vaclav Nelhybel, Rudolph Palmer.  

   LE348 CD Duration: 73:30
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Leonarda CD 347

American Choral Music

Artists: (Shaffer): Amor Artis Chorale (double choir), Leonarda Chamber Orchestra, with choral soloists Elizabeth Farnum, soprano; Megan Friar, alto; Jonathan Goodman, tenor; Richard Holmes, bass. (Somary): Amor Artis Chorale (SSA), flute, viola, piano, with vocal duet by soprano Arlene Travis soprano and alto Karen Krueger
Composers: Jeanne Ellison Shaffer and Johannes Somary.

   LE347 CD Duration 58:25
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      Leonarda CD 346


Baroque for the Mass
Ursuline Composers of the 17th Century

Artists: (Motets) Andrea Folan, soprano; Brian Brooks and Deborah Howell, violins; Rob Haskin, organ continuo. (Anthem) Andrea Folan, soprano; Roya Bauman, alto; Kirk Dougherty, tenor; Rob Haskin, organ continuo. (Mass) University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum; choral soloists Catherine Kilgore, Marquetta McChristian, Rager Moore, Samuel Pitts; Jack Groh, conductor; Richard Fuchs and Barbara Garvey Jackson, violins; Stephen Gates, cello; Jane Heinrichs, organ.
Composers: Maria Xaveria Peruchona (ca.1652-after 1709) and Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704).

   LE346 CD Duration: 67:21
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Leonarda CD 345

Solo piano works by 7 American women

Artist: Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano
Composers: Ruth Schonthal, Sheila Silver, Diane Thome, Stefania de Kenessey, Vivian Adelberg Rudow, Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, Emma Lou Diemer.

   LE345 CD Duration: 67:06
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Leonarda CD 344

Souvenirs: Piano Classics

Artist: Roger Rundle, piano
Composers: Domenico Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Manuel de Falla, Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, (Albeniz) R. Nathaniel Dett, George Gershwin.

   LE344 CD Duration: 71:07
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Leonarda CD 343

The Vocal-Chamber ART
Music by Judith Lang Zaimont

Singers: Elena Tyminski, Charles Bressler, Price Browne, Berenice Bramson, David Arnold. Conductor (Songs of Innocence): Roger Nierenberg. Instrumentalists: Judith Lang Zaimont, piano; Patricia Spencer, flute; Barbara Bogatin, cello; Nancy Allen, harp; Sara Cutler, harp; Zita Zohar, piano; Jonathan Haas, percussion.
Composer: Judith Lang Zaimont.

   LE343 CD Duration: 71:52
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Leonarda CD 342

Composers of the Holocaust
Ghetto Songs and Instrumental Works

Artists: Downtown Music Productions: Mimi Stern-Wolfe, artistic director and pianist. Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano; Robert Abelson, baritone; Marshall Coid, violin; Bert Lucarelli, oboe; Downtown Chamber Singers.
Composers: Mordekhai Gebirtig, Karel Svenk, David Beigelman, Ervin Schulhoff, Martin Rosenberg, Pavel Haas, Misha Veksler, Ilse Weber, Carlo Taube.

   LE342 CD Duration: 66:49
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Leonarda CD 341

Ave Maria

Artists: Ellada Chakoyan, soprano; Rouben Aivazian, organ.
Composers: Jacob (Jachet) Arcadelt, J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Anton Bruckner, Carlo Bassini, Luigi Cherubini, Augusto Bendelari, GiovanniE. Conterno, Curto, Luigi Luzzi, Giuseppe Verdi, Adolphe Adam, Camille Saint-Saëns, John M. Loretz, Jr., Tchouhadjian [also Tashchyan, Tashchyàn], Makar Yekmalyan, Heitor Villa-Lobos.

   LE341 CD Duration: 69:37
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Leonarda CD 340

The Medieval Lady

Artists: Elizabeth Conversation: Susan Sandman (medieval fiddle, lute, recorders, viola da gamba, bass viola da gamba) and Derwood Crocker (symphonia, psaltery, organetto, lute) with guest artist soprano Andrea Folan.
Composers: Hildegard of Bingen, Queen Blanche of Castile, Countess of Dia, Maroie de Dregnau de Lille, Anne Boleyn, Mary Harvey, Lady Killigrew, Richard Farnaby, Giles Farnaby, anonymous.

   LE340 CD Duration: 64:21
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Leonarda CD 339

Kaleidoscope: Music by African-American women

(solo piano; violin and piano; solo violin)
Artists: Helen Walker-Hill, piano; Gregory Walker, violin.
Composers: Irene Britton Smith, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Julia Perry, Betty Jackson King, Margaret Bonds, Lettie Beckon Alston, Undine Smith Moore, Rachel Eubanks, Valerie Capers, Lena Johnson McLin, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Dolores White, Nora Douglas Holt, Florence Price.

   LE339 CD Duration: 72:27
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Leonarda CD 338

Women's Voices: Five Centuries of Song

Artists: Neva Pilgrim, soprano; Edward Smith, harpsichord (Boleyn-Paradis); Steven Heyman, piano (Lang-Vercoe).
Composers: Anne Boleyn, Caterina Assandra, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Anna Amalia (Duchess of Saxe-Weimar), Josephine Lang, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Alma Schindler Mahler, Poldowski (Irene Wieniawska Paul), Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, Cécile Chaminade, Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Margaret Bonds, Rebecca Clarke, Miriam Gideon, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Marion Bauer, Judith Lang Zaimont, Ann Silsbee, Libby Larsen, Gwyneth Walker, Elizabeth Vercoe.

   LE338 CD Duration: 58:15
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Leonarda CD 337

Marga Richter: Snow Mountain

(cello and piano, violin and piano, solo piano)
Artists: David Wells, cello; Marga Richter, piano; Daniel Heifetz, violin; Michael Skelly, piano.
Composer: Marga Richter.

   LE337 CD Duration: 71:50
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Leonarda CD 336

Vive la Différence
String Quartets by 5 Women from 3 Continents

Artists: Crescent String Quartet (Nancy McAlhany; Alicia Edelberg; Jill Jaffe; Maxine Neuman)
Alard String Quartet (Joanne Zagst; Donald Hopkins; Raymond Page; Leonard Feldman)
Composers: Lucie Vellère, Sarah Aderholdt, Ruth Schonthal, Amy Beach, Priaulx Rainier.

   LE336 CD Duration: 71:30
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Leonarda CD 335

Exotic Impressions: Flute Works by Karg-Elert

Artists: Douglas Worthen, flute; Janice Weber, piano; Richard Shaughnessy, clarinet; Richard Menual, horn.
Composer: Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

   LE335 CD Duration: 70:34
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Leonarda CD 334

Character Sketches
Solo piano works by 7 American women

Artist: Nanette Kaplan Solomon, pianist.
Composers: Victoria Bond, Tania León, Jane Brockman, Ruth Schonthal, Gwyneth Walker, Marga Richter, Judith Lang Zaimont.

   LE334 CD Duration: 73:15
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Leonarda CD 333

Harold Jones, Flutist
Let Us Break Bread Together

Artists: Harold Jones, flute; Colette Valentine, piano.
Composers: J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Michel Colombier, Negro Spirituals, Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Lloyd G. McNeill, Daniel Paget.

   LE333 CD Duration: 59:43
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Leonarda CD 332

KV (K Five)
Jonathan Kramer: Five Compositions

Artists: The London Philharmonic; Harold Farberman, conductor; The Atlanta Chamber Players; Frank Weinstock, piano; Phillip Rehfeldt, clarinet; Lynn Raley, piano.

   LE332 CD Duration: 70:10
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Leonarda CD 331

The London Philharmonic Celebrates American Composers

Artists: The London Philharmonic; Harold Farberman, conductor; Gregg Henegar, contrabassoon soloist (Erb).
Composers: Donald Erb, Marga Richter, Erik Lundborg, Irwin Bazelon.

   LE331 CD Duration: 64:22
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Leonarda CD 330

Masques: The Huntingdon Trio

Artists: The Huntingdon Trio: Diane Gold, flute; Lloyd Smith, cello; Rheta Smith, piano and oboe.
Composers: Bohuslav Martinu, Walter Burle Marx, Ned Rorem, David Loeb
   LE330 CD Duration: 58:37
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Leonarda CD 329

The American Chamber Ensemble

Artists: The American Chamber Ensemble: Naomi Drucker, clarinet; Blanche Abram, piano; Deirdre Kingsbury, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Baker, violin; Chris Finckel, cello.
Composers: Judith Lang Zaimont, Vally Pick Weigl, Paul Hindemith.

   LE329 CD Duration: 60:41
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Leonarda CD 328

Florilegium Chamber Choir

Artists: Florilegium Chamber Choir; JoAnn Rice, conductor. Parable: soloists Cheryl Benson, soprano; Paul Kelly, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; John Franklin, speaker; Walter Hilse, organ.
Composers: Thea Musgrave, Judith Lang Zaimont.

   LE328 CD Duration: 43:00
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Leonarda CD 327

Journeys: Orchestral Works by American Women

Artists: Bournemouth Sinfonietta (tracks 1 through 6). Twenty-five additional players were added for Larson and Van de Vate pieces. Arioso Chamber Ensemble (Hartford, Connecticut) (Brockman, track 7) Carolann Martin, conductor.
Composers: Nancy Van de Vate, Kay Gardner, Libby Larsen, Marga Richter, Katherine Hoover, Ursula Mamlok, Jane Brockman.

   LE327 CD Duration: 65:27
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Leonarda CD 326

The Verdehr Trio

Artists: The Verdehr Trio: Walter Verdehr, violin; Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet; Gary Kirkpatrick, piano.
Composers: Max Bruch, Leslie Bassett, Charles Hoag, Katherine Hoover.

   LE326 CD Duration: 65:57
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Leonarda CD 325

Collage: The Huntingdon Trio

Artists: The Huntingdon Trio: Diane Gold, flute; Lloyd Smith, cello; Rheta Smith, piano and oboe.
Composers: Carl Czerny, Eugene Goossens, Gustav Holst, Arthur Foote, Katherine Hoover, Thea Musgrave.

   LE325 CD Duration: 68:18
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Magic in the Attic

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Magic in the Attic, An historical musical fantasy

Artists: Carine Montbertrand, narrator; Irina Rees, harpsichord; Efrem Briskin, piano; Roman Mekinulov, cello; Charis Dimaras, piano; New York chamber ensemble
Author: Lois Core Yopp

"Magic in the Attic is a work of soaring imagination." David Dubal, pianist and noted author
"Magic in the Attic educates and entertains, and the child who reads this book learns that magical worlds lie sparkling all about us." Sam Pickering, author; Dead Poets Society teacher

poster celebrating women composers

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Celebrating Women Composers!
9th Century to the present (no CD)

Illustrator: Carol V. Gray
Author: Judith Lang Zaimont




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