Poster Composer Valerie Coleman.
This episode of Extra Eclectic features music by composer Valerie Coleman.
Matthew Murphy
Extra Eclectic

History and Hearts

Extra Eclectic - Feb. 14, 2024

Our celebration of Black History Month continues with an hour of Black composers honoring the trailblazers who inspired them — from Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Josephine (saluting Josephine Baker) to William Banfield's Symphony No. 6, which delivers musical shout-outs to the likes of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughan. In the second hour, host Steve Seel presents a Valentine's Day collage of the many different experiences of love — both good and not-so-good. Listen now!


Voodoo Dolls
Jessie Montgomery

Portraits of Josephine: Paris 1925
Valerie Coleman
Imani Winds

Portraits in Jazz: Waltz for Miles
Valerie Capers
Maria Corley, piano

Symphony No. 6
William Banfield
Akron Symphony Orchestra
Alan Balter, conductor

Ducal Suite: Heaven
Duke Ellington
Dover Quartet
David Shifrin, clarinet

I Cover the Waterfront
Johnny Green
Lara Downes, piano

i carry your heart
Connor Koppin
University of South Dakota Chamber Singers
David Holdhusen, conductor

Erla's Waltz
Olafur Arnalds
Lavinia Meijer, harp

Vox amoris
Concert Recording
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Nina Tso-Ning Fan, violin

Is a Rose: And So
Caroline Shaw
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

Missy Mazzoli
Michael Mizrahi, piano

love fail: Head, Heart
David Lang
Lorelei Ensemble

Kate Moore
Ashley Bathgate, cello

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