Poster Missy Mazzoli
This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' features music by composer Missy Mazzoli.
Caroline Tompkins
Extra Eclectic

Missy Mazzoli’s ‘Song From the Uproar,’ with guest host Ward Jacobson

Extra Eclectic - March 6, 2024

Isabelle Eberhardt was an explorer, nomad, journalist, novelist, passionate romantic, and one of the most unique and unusual women of her era. At 20, after the death of her mother, brother and father, she left Switzerland for a nomadic and unfettered existence in the deserts of North Africa. She traveled extensively on horseback, often dressed as a man, relentlessly documenting her travels. At 27, she drowned in a flash flood. Missy Mazzoli’s 2012 one act opera, Song From the Uproar, uses texts inspired by Eberhardt's writing to immerse the audience in the surreal landscapes of her life. Music from that opera is featured on the latest episode of Extra Eclectic, as guest host Ward Jacobson kicks off Women’s History Month with a program by all female composers.


Bond of the Beloved
Layale Chaker
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cedille 3011

Three Essays: Nimrod
Caroline Shaw
Calidore String Quartet
Signum 650 

blue cathedral
Jennifer Higdon
Robert Spano, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Telarc 80596

Paola Prestini
A Far Cry Orchestra
Awadagin Pratt, piano
New Amsterdam 177

I Have Never Loved Someone
Shara Nova
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
Delos 3601

Honeyed Words
Anna Meredith
Ligeti Quartet
Mercury KX 4845720

lumee's dream (Nadia Sirota viola study)
Ellen Reid
Nadia Sirota, viola
London/Decca 2020

Song from the Uproar: This World Within Me Is Too Small
Missy Mazzoli
Jarkko Riihimaki, conductor
Berlin Free Orchestra
Emily D'Angelo, mezzo-soprano
DG 4860536

Anna Clyne
Marin Alsop, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Inbal Segev, cello
Avie 2419

Aghavni (Doves)
Mary Kouyoumdjian
Lara Downes, piano
Sony 92079 

Milky Ways: At the Fountainhead of God
Outi Tarkiainen
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Daniel, English horn
Ondine 1432 

Clarice Jensen
Clarice Jensen, cello
130701 1339

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