Extra Eclectic: Theme, Variations, and an Asteroid Named Eno

"Eno" is now the name of the asteroid formerly known as "81948-2000-OM69." Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images
2hr : Extra Eclectic for June 26, 2019

It's been a staple of classical music for centuries: writing a set of variations on a theme by another composer. We'll hear some contemporary examples, including Thomas Canning's "Variations on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan," Noam Sivan's "Improvisations on Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring," and even a "Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno" by Timo Andres - a timely inclusion given this week's announcement that Eno has had an asteroid named in his honor.