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Extra Eclectic

A midweek classical meditation

Extra Eclectic - Jan. 19

Classical music truly has become a global village in the 20th and 21st centuries. This week on Extra Eclectic, host Steve Seel transports us to Asia in the first hour of the program. We'll hear works by composers from Japan and Hong Kong, as well as Stephen Paulus' meditations on the ancient Chinese poet Li Po. In the second hour, it's a tapestry of musical dreams, from John Cage, Ellen Reid, "Blue" Gene Tyranny and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Listen now!

Episode Playlist

The Walled Garden
John Zorn (Composer)
In Lambeth: Visions from The Walled Garden Of William Blake (Album)
Bill Frisell, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 4:33

Emerald and Stone
Brian Eno/Jon Hopkins/Leo Abrahams (Composer)
Jess Gillam: Rise (Album)
Jess Gillam Ensemble (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Jess Gillam, Soprano Saxophone (Soloist)
Duration: 2:16

Piano Concerto "Memo Flora"
Sachio Fujioka (Conductor)
Yoshimatsu: Piano Concerto (Album)
Manchester Camerata (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Kyoko Tabe, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 32:04

Meditations on Li Po: and now the last cloud drains away
Stephen Paulus (Composer)
Eric Banks (Conductor)
Mandala: Meditations On The Wholeness Of Being (Album)
The Esoterics (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:19

Little Snow
Guitar Recital: Bokyung Byun (Album)
Bokyung Byun, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 7:44

lumee's dream (Nadia Sirota viola study)
Ellen Reid (Composer)
Ellen Reid - Lumee's Dream Variations (Album)
Nadia Sirota, Viola (Soloist)
Duration: 4:53

The De-Certified Highway of Dreams
"Blue" Gene Tyranny (Composer)
Double Edge: U.S. Choice (Album)
Double Edge (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Edmund Niemann, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 9:57

Daniel Bjarnason (Conductor)
Recurrence (Album)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 15:43

Bach and Beyond, Part 1 (Album)
Jennifer Koh, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 4:48

John Cage (Composer)
Glass Cage (Album)
Bruce Brubaker, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 7:38

Almost Morning
Jeff Beal (Composer)
Extant Blues (Album)
Trio Accento (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Michael Chang, Viola (Soloist)
Duration: 9:10


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