Poster  Malek Jendali
Syrian composer Malek Jandali plays the piano.
Extra Eclectic

Malek Jandali bridges multiple borders

Extra Eclectic - May 24

This week on Extra Eclectic, we hear from Syrian composer Malek Jandali, whose work integrates Middle Eastern and Arabic melodies into the structures of Western classical music. He also founded the nonprofit organization Pianos for Peace, which aims to build peace through music and education. Listen with host Steve Seel as he showcases Jandali's Violin Concerto, played by Rachel Barton Pine, in addition to works by Missy Mazzoli, Reinaldo Moya, Sarah Kirkland Snider and others.

Episode Playlist

Scattered Light
Jane Antonia Cornish (Composer)
Into Silence (Album)
Hamilton Berry, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 4:35

Fellow Traveler
John Adams (Composer)
Fellow Traveler - The Complete String Quartet Works Of John Adams (Album)
Attacca Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:10

Music For Ravens
Anna Meredith (Composer)
Nuc (Album)
Ligeti Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:28

Traveling North
Danielle Eva Schwob (Composer)
Out of the Tunnel (Album)
Nathalie Joachim, Flute (Soloist)
Duration: 2:43

Violin Concerto
Malek Jandali (Composer)
Marin Alsop (Conductor)
Malek Jandali: Concertos (Album)
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Rachel Barton Pine, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 35:50

I Lie
David Lang (Composer)
Donald Nally (Conductor)
I Want to Live (Album)
The Crossing (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:41

Sinfonia (For Orbiting Spheres)
Missy Mazzoli (Composer)
Daniel Bjarnason (Conductor)
Atmospheriques Vol. 1 (Album)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:10

Two Circles
Hildur Gudnadottir (Composer)
Clockworking (Album)
Nordic Affect (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:17

Femenine: Prime
Julius Eastman (Composer)
Julius Eastman, Vol. 1 - Femenine (Album)
Wild Up (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:46

Imagined Archipelagos
Reinaldo Moya (Composer)
Wild Cities (Album)
Francesca Anderegg, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 19:47

Mass For the Endangered: Alleluia
Sarah Kirkland Snider (Composer)
Gabriel Crouch (Conductor)
Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (Album)
Gallicantus (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:16

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