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Monday, March 1st

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893); Parker Quartet, live, Cambridge, Mass., 2019

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Dish, Hellenistic or early Roman; eastern Mediterranean; mid-2nd/early 1st century BC; glass, mosaic glass technique (detail)

Thursday, January 28th

timeless

Anton Webern, Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano (op. 11, 1914); Jacob Szekely (cello), Maksim Velichkin (piano), 2020

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, January 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Artifacts Trio (Nicole Mitchell, flute; Tomeka Reid, cello; Mike Reed, drums, percussion), live, Chicago (Constellation), last night

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, January 21st

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C major; Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2007

 

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lagniappe

a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Tuesday, January 12th

sounds of New York

Tony Malaby’s Tubacello quartet (TM, tenor saxophone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Christopher Hoffman, cello; John Hollenbeck, drums), live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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)

Friday, January 1st

What better way to begin?

Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude to Cello Suite No. 6 in D major
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), 1/1/21

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 31st

string quartet festival
day three

Mivos Quartet, Bronx Community College Online Concert Series, 11/30/20: Michaela Catranis, Luminous Animal (2020); Linda Caitlin Smith, String Quartet No. 6 (2013); George Lewis, String Quartet 2.5: “Playing with Seeds” (2017)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Old age is
a flight of small
cheeping birds
skimming
bare trees
above a snow glaze.

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), from “To Waken an Old Lady”

Wednesday, December 30th

string quartet festival
day two

JACK Quartet (with Conrad Tao, piano), Library of Congress Virtual Event, 12/3/2020*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Program:

1. Rodericus (fl. late 14th century)/Christopher Otto, Angelorum psalat (c. 1390s).

2. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), Duo for Violin and Piano (1973-4).

3. Tyshawn Sorey, Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018).

4. Ruth Crawford [Seeger] (1901-1953), String Quartet 1931 (1931).

5. Tyshawn Sorey, For Conrad Tao (2020).

6. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), String Quartet no. 3 (1971).

Tuesday, December 29th

string quartet festival
day one

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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