Extra Eclectic

Chalk has no restraints in Sofia Gubaidulina's ‘Fairytale Poem’

A new album marks the 90th birthday of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina.Peter Hundert /Deutsche Grammophon

Extra Eclectic - Oct. 19, 2022


October 19, 2022

Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Fairytale Poem can be seen as an allegory for life under an oppressive regime and how a child's piece of chalk can be a metaphor for imagination unchained from such constraints. Host Steve Seel features Gubaidulina's work along with some of the "bowed piano" music of composer Stephen Scott, works by Johann Johannsson, Jennifer Higdon and more. 


Mauricio Yazigi (composer)
Xibus (Album)
Boston String Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:42

Fairytale Poem (Marchenbild)
Bernhard Klee (conductor)
Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 12:11

Last Hour Story
Julia Kent (Composer)
Julia Kent: Temporal (Album) 
Julia Kent, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 12:15

Textures: Round-Wound
Big Things (Album)
Icarus Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:07

Unified Field
Teddy Abrams (Composer)
Teddy Abrams (Conductor)
All In (Album)
Louisville Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 16:51

Short Stories: Coyote Nights
Jennifer Higdon (Composer)
Splashing The Canvas (Album)
Bel Cuore Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:39

New York Drones
Stephen Scott (Composer)
Stephen Scott: Ice And Fire (Album)
The Bowed Piano Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:22

Pilgrim's Song
Angele Dubeau (Conductor)
Arvo Part: Portrait (Album)
La Pieta (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:51

In Luce
Duende (Album)
Alyssa Park, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 9:50

Leonardo Saw The Spring
Ingrid Stolzel (Composer)
Palouse Songbook (Album)
Sophia Tegart, Flute (Soloist)
Duration: 12:38

Drone Mass: Divine Objects
Johann Johannsson (Composer)
Paul Hillier (Conductor)
Johann Johannsson: Drone Mass (Album)
Theatre Of Voices (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 6:58