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Saturday, November 21st

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György Ligeti (1923-2006), excerpts from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Hamburg Concerto for Solo Horn and Chamber Orchestra, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra;  Ensemble Intercontemporain, live, Paris, 2019

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, November 12th

This, by someone I’d never heard of (much less heard) until yesterday, I could listen to all day.

Nikolai Korndorf (1947-2001), In Honour of Alfred Schnittke (AGSCH), string trio for violin, viola, cello (1986), excerpt (1st Mvt.); Patricia Kopatchinskaya (violin), Daniel Raiskin (viola), Alexander Ivashkin (cello), 2005

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, November 5th

like nobody else

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), String Quartet No. 3 (1963)

 

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yesterday, Chicago (riding the L)

Wednesday, November 4th

never enough

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

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Tuesday, October 6th

Bach festival
day two

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suites No. 1 in G major and No. 5 in C minor (20:00-) for Unaccompanied Cello; Anner Bylsma (1934-2019, cello), live, Germany (Dornheim), 2000

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path, Maywood, Ill.)

Wednesday, September 30th

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Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello), “This Is How We Walk on the Moon” (A. Russell), 1980s

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, September 26th

Enter this sound-world; you won’t want to leave.

Jean-Guihen Queyras (1967-, cello), live (Ahmet Adnan Saygun [1907-1991], Partita for solo cello, op. 31; Benjamin Britten [1913-1976] Cello Suite No. 3, op. 87; Zoltán Kodály [1882-1967] Sonata for solo cello, op. 8),performance begins at 4:50, London, 9/24/20

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 21st

Last night, driving in Chicago with the windows down, I had this track, recorded thirty years ago, on repeat.

Arthur Russell (1951-1992, vocals, cello, keyboards) with Jennifer Warnes (1947-, vocals), “That’s Us/Wild Combination” (A. Russell), late 1980s

 

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yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, September 10th

what’s new

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, 8/27/20

 

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this morning, Chicago

Monday, August 31st

Why not begin the week with something that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before?

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics, compositions, arrangements) and Spektral Quartet, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), live (with recorded voices), New York (Kaufman Music Center), 2019

 

Composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet perform Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics. A celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage, Fanm d’Ayiti features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti.

Kaufman Music Center

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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