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Category: Amsterdam

Monday, October 4th

like nobody else

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra (ICP), live (performance begins at 19:30), Amsterdam, yesterday

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, July 22nd

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor; Menno van Delft (clavichord), live, Amsterdam, 2015

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, April 28th

more

Erik Satie (1866-1925), from Sonneries de la Rose+Cross (No. 2); Reinbert de Leeuw (1938-2020, piano), live, Amsterdam

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 24th

alone

Erik Satie (1866-1925), Le Fils des Étoiles: II; Reinbert de Leeuw (1938-2020, piano), live, Amsterdam

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, February 3rd

alone

Brad Mehldau (piano), live, Amsterdam, 12/3/20*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Program:

Excerpts from the album Suite: April 2020:
I. waking up
II. stepping outside
III. keeping distance
IV. stopping, listening: hearing
V. remembering before all this

Satellite (J. Coltrane)

Here’s That Rainy Day ( J. Van Heusen, J. Burke)

Friday, January 8th

what’s new

Sevdaliza (with Anthony Amirkhan, drums; Leon den Engelsen, keyboards; Jonas Pap, cello; Mihai Puscoiu, violin), live (“Human,” “Dormant,” “All Rivers at Once,” “Gole Bi Goldoon”), Amsterdam, published 1/5/21

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, January 8th

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Lucia Swarts (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2014

 

Thursday, January 3rd

more

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 6 in D major; Sergey Malov (violoncello de spalla), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2016

 

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lagniappe

reading table

from the hole
in the moneybox . . .
a katydid

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Wednesday, November 7th

sounds of Amsterdam

Suffering from TMP (too much politics)?

Try this.

Instant Composers Pool Orchestra (ICP), live, Netherlands (Haarlem), 2018

 

Tuesday, July 24th

string quartets
day two

Dudok Quartet, live, Amsterdam, 2015*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

late yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Program notes courtesy of YouTube:

Pérotin – Selection from Viderunt Omnes

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
I. Allegro nervoso
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo

Debussy – Canope from Preludes, livre II

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
V. Allegro con delicatezza

Brahms – Intermezzo in B minor op. 119 no. 1

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