Poster Solar eclipse, April 8, 2024
This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' celebrates the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.
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An eclipse 'theme and variations'

Extra Eclectic - April 10, 2024

As we continue to bask in the afterglow of this week’s eclipse, we’ll enjoy music about light and shadow on this week’s program. Outi Tarkianinen’s Midnight Sun Variations, Vanessa Lann’s Shining Still, Harmen Fraanje and Arve Henriksen’s The Dark Light and Elena Ruehr’s Shadow Light are featured. Ward Jacobsen guest hosts.


Shining Still
Vanessa Lann
Donald Nally, conductor
The Crossing
New Focus 357

Dante: Inferno: Movements 1-5
Thomas Ades
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Nonesuch 714908

Blow Bright
Daniel Bjarnason
Daniel Bjarnason, conductor
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Dorian 70030

The Dark Light
Harmen Fraanje/Arve Henriksen
Arve Henriksen, trumpet
ECM 2794

Shadow Light
Elena Ruehr
Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, conductor
New Orchestra of Washington
Marcus Thompson, viola
Acis 442

Lullaby for Dead Horse Bay
Paula Matthusen
Michi Wiancko, violin
New Amsterdam 144

The Piano's 12 Sides: White Moon Over Water
Carter Pann
Joel Hastings, piano
Naxos 559751

Midnight Sun Variations
Outi Tarkiainen
Nicholas Collon, conductor
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ondine 1432

River Song II
Eple Trio
Eple Trio
NOR-CD 40585

Drone Mass: The Mountain View, the Majesty of the Snow-Clad Peaks, from a Place of Contemplation and Reflection
Johann Johannsson
Paul Hillier, conductor
Theatre of Voices
DG 4837419

The Farthest Place
John Luther Adams
Marty Walker, clarinet
Cold Blue 10

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