Tuesday, June 9th

by musicclipoftheday


This tiny piece, which calls out to us from the 18th century, I first heard yesterday. Then I listened again. And again.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les Tendres Plaintes; Grigory Sokolov (1950-, piano), live, Berlin, 2013



reading table

Sweet springtime showers
and no words can express
how sad it all is

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill