A Women’s History Month Playlist: Sara Davis Buechner

March 15, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Sara Davis Buechner
Sara Davis Buechner (Photo: Yukiko Onley)

Sara Davis Buechner is one of the most original concert pianists of our time, noted for her musical command, cosmopolitan artistry, and visionary independence. After coming out as transgender, she was shunned by the classical music industry, losing out on many career opportunities in the process. Decades later, Buechner finds herself in a more accepting world and is proud to support other LGBTQ+ musicians. Buechner comes to the WFMT studios to present her playlist of important female artists.


Cécile Chaminade: Pierrette, Op. 41
Cécile Chaminade, piano

Fructuoso Vianna: Corta-jaca
Reah Sadowsky, piano

Gabriel Fauré: Barcarolle No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 42 
Marie-Thérèse Fourneau, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 413
I. Allegro
Clara Haskil, piano
RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Ferenc Fricsay, conductor

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor
I. Allegro maestoso
Ann Schein, piano

Chopin arr. Paul Weston: “No Other Love” based on Étude No. 3 in E, Op. 10
Jo Stafford, vocals
Paul Weston & His Orchestra

Rudolf Friml: Valse Silhouette and La danse des demoiselles
Stephanie Chase, violin
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Joaquín Turina: Mujeres Españolas, Op. 17
II. La Andaluza sentimental
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Igor Stravinsky: “Danse Russe” from Petrouchka
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Ferruccio Busoni: Introduction and Capriccio Paganinesco
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Dana Suesse: Ivory Tips
Sara Davis Buechner, piano