Monday, March 14th

by musicclipoftheday

sounds of 1926

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Prelude No. 15 (“Raindrop”); Ignaz Friedman (1882-1948), piano, 1926


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Bessie Smith (1894-1937), “Young Woman’s Blues,” 1926


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lagniappe

reading table

Whatever it is,
I cannot understand it,
although gratitude
stubbornly overcomes me
until I’m reduced to tears.

—Saigyō (1118-1190), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill