Tuesday, June 9th
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
Sweet springtime showers
and no words can express
how sad it all is
—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill