Poster Composer Jennifer Higdon
This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' features music by composer Jennifer Higdon.
Andrew Bogard
Extra Eclectic

Into the mountains

Extra Eclectic - April 24, 2024

Don some good hiking boots — we’re ascending the mountains in the first hour of Extra Eclectic and encountering some of the native fauna as we go. Host Steve Seel shares Jane Antonia Cornish’s Sierra, Alexandra Gardner’s Vixen and Jennifer Higdon’s Coyote Nights, as well as Iranian composer Kayan Kalhor’s Mountains are Far Away. In the second hour, we hear music by Peteris Vasks, Helen Grime, Gabriella Smith and more.


Alexandra Gardner
Bill Ryan
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Innova 44

High Sierra Sonata
Ben Shirley
Pacifica Quartet
Anthony McGill, clarinet
Cedille 216

Jane Antonia Cornish
Vicky Chow, piano
Canteloupe 21174

Mountains are Far Away
Kayhan Kalhor
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Sony 93962

Memoryhouse: Fragment/Embers
Max Richter
Angele Dubeau, conductor
La Pieta
Angele Dubeau, violin
Analekta 8745

Fuse & Gabriella Smith
Fusemusic 2024

Helen Grime
Mark Elder, conductor
Halle Orchestra
NMC 199

The Chill Air
Brian Eno
Bruce Brubaker, piano
InFine 926442

Lonely Angel
Peteris Vasks
Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor
Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra
Mari Samuelsen, violin
DG 4835869

The Layers
Herschel Garfein
Sophie Shao, cello
Centaur 4052

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