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Category: cello

Thursday, May 24th

3n
day three

Anton Webern (1883-1945), String Trio, Op. 20 (1927)
Goeyvaerts String Trio, live

Part 1

 

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Part 2

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Difficult? Life is difficult. Not music.

*****

random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 8th

Bach festival
day two

 Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello; Mischa Maisky, cello

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, May 3rd

string quartet festival
day three

György Ligeti (1923-2006), String Quartet No. 2 (1968); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2018

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 2nd

string quartet festival
day two

Lawrence Wilde (aka Yuri Boguinia), String Quartet No. 3 (“Wilted Jasmine,” 2016); JACK Quartet, live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 1st

string quartet festival
day one

Like painting, the string quartet endures. Composers keep finding new colors.

Thomas Adès (1971-), Arcadiana (1994)
Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 24th

More beauty?

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Sacconi Quartet, live, London, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Haas)

Monday, March 26th

How many composers do so much with so little?

Anton Webern, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, op. 11 (1914); Juliane Trémoulet (cello), Vincent Planès (piano), live, France (Pau), 2016

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

The door is never locked.

Thursday, February 22nd

more

Julius Eastman (1940-1990), Stay on It (1973), live, Switchboard Music Festival, San Francisco, 2016*

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts

The paper clip in my desk drawer will outlive me.

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*Annie Phillips, bass clarinet; Jeff Anderle, clarinet; Aram Shelton, alto saxophone; Alisa Rose, violin; Hannah Addario-Berry, cello; Helen Newby, cello; Dominique Leone, piano;  Mark Clifford, vibraphone; Jordan Glenn, drums.

Monday, February 19th

In a country that continues to coarsen, delicacy grows ever more precious.

John Luther Adams (1953-), there is no one, not even the wind (2017); Emerald City Music, live (world premiere), Seattle, 9/15/17

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, February 15th

sounds of Iceland

Gyða Valtýsdóttir, “Imago,” live, Iceland (Seltjarnarnes), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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