Poster Fazil Say
This episode of 'Extra Eclectic' features music by composer and pianist Fazil Say.
Marco Borggreve
Extra Eclectic

Mental health and spirituality, with a twist

Extra Eclectic - May 15, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on the first hour of this episode of Extra Eclectic, host Steve Seel features works that touch on concepts associated with mental health, but are all also, purely coincidentally, by composers of Persian ancestry — including Turkish composer Fazil Say and Iranian composer Nasim Khorassani. In the second hour, we hear modern works containing religious connotations, including Nico Muhly’s Hymns for Private Use and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Hear us in Heaven


And the North
Mevan Younes
Mevan Younes, buzuk
Dreyer Gaido 21131

Chant from a Holy Book, Variation 1
Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
Anja Lechner, cello
ECM 1888

Ten Piano Pieces: Andante
Necil Kazim Akses
Beyza Yazgan, piano
Bridge 9549

Nasim Khorassani
Katherine Bormann, violin
New Focus 367

Cello Concerto “Never Give Up”
Fazil Say
Stephane Deneve, conductor
Brussels Philharmonic
Camille Thomas, cello
DG 4838564

On Anxiety
Fuse & Kinan Azmeh
Fusemusic 2024

Hymns for Private Use: Virga Rosa Virginum
Nico Muhly
Akropolis Reed Quintet
Shara Nova, vocals
Bright Shiny Things 180

Sub Rosa
Gavin Bryars
Gavin Bryars Ensemble
ECM 1533

Peteris Vasks
Rudolf Werthen, conductor
I Fiamminghi
Telarc 80457

Hallelujah Junction
John Adams
Nicolas Hodges, piano
Nonesuch 79699

Hear us in Heaven
Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Hordur Askelsson, conductor
Schola Cantorum Reykjavik
Bis 2200

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