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Extra Eclectic

Taking flight

Extra Eclectic - Oct. 18, 2023

On the latest episode of Extra Eclectic, host Steve Seel plays music in honor of our migrating avian friends — from Norman Dello Joio's Exaltation of Larks and Terry Riley's Mythic Birds Waltz to Jennifer Bellor's Skylark Lullaby and Christopher Gunning's Birdflight. The second hour includes a tribute to jazz iconoclast Carla Bley, who died Tuesday at 87, with a selection from her album Fancy Chamber Music.

Episode Playlist

Everything Lasts Forever: Bird Sing Love 
Michael Kurth 
Michael Kurth: Everything Lasts Forever 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 
Robert Spano, conductor 
4:50 

Exaltation of Larks 
Norman Dello Joio 
Music for Martha Graham 
Atlantic Sinfonietta 
Edvard Tchivzhel, conductor 
7:44 

Mythic Birds Waltz 
Terry Riley 
Terry Riley: Cadenza on the Night Plain 
Kronos Quartet 
16:10 

Birdflight 
Christopher Gunning 
Gunning: Violin & Cello Concertos - Birdflight 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 
Christopher Gunning, conductor 
12:13 

Skylark Lullaby 
Jennifer Bellor 
Reflections at Dusk 
Eastman Saxophone Project 
Chien-Kwan Lin, conductor 
10:23  

Chorale for Nanine with Birds (Hommage a Messiaen) 
Gerald Levinson 
Now Your Colors Sing 
Marcantonio Barone, piano 
4:36 

Eclairs sur l'Au-dela … (Illuminations of the Beyond …) : Demeurer dans l'Amour
Olivier Messiaen 
Messiaen: Illuminations of the Beyond 
Orchestre de la Bastille 
Myung-Whun Chung, conductor 
10:11 

Light is Calling 
Michael Gordon 
to you through 
India Gailey, cello
7:07 

Dance Card: Celestial Blue 
Jennifer Higdon 
Project W: Works by Diverse Women Composers 
Chicago Sinfonietta 
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
7:57 

End of Vienna 
Carla Bley 
Carla Bley - Selected Recordings 
Carla Bley, piano
8:56 

Upon Further Reflection: Sunset Soliloquy 
Michael Tilson Thomas 
Upon Further Reflection 
John Wilson, piano 
13:09 

 

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