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Category: cello

Tuesday, December 28th

like nothing else

Leroy Jenkins (1932-2007, violin) and Abdul Wadud (1947-, cello), live (“Straight Ahead,” “Free at Last”), Italy (Cremona), 1979

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, December 16th

never enough

Janos Starker (1924-2013, cello), recorded 1957-59 (London): Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suites (No. 1 in G major, 00:00-; No. 2 in D minor, 16.59-; No. 3 in C major, 34:32-; No. 4 in E-flat major, 52:56-; No. 5 in C minor, 1:10:56-; No. 6 in D major, 1:33:27-)

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, December 6th

like nobody else

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet (AB [1945-], reeds, compositions; Taylor Ho Bynum, brass; Ingrid Laubrock, reeds; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; et al.), live, Moers (Germany), 2017

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Wednesday, November 10th

sounds of Hungary

György Kurtág (1926-), Officium Breve In Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky (Op.28, 1988-89); Keller Quartett, 1996

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Monday, November 1st

never enough

What better way to begin the week?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello; Mischa Maisky (cello), 2020

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Saturday, October 30th

never enough

Steven Isserlis (cello), with Simon Callow (voice), playing and talking Bach, live, London, 10/24/21

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And then we are simply falling—

And the world goes by,
all the worlds, each more beautiful than the last;

—Louise Glück (1943-), from “Poem” (Winter Recipes from the Collective, 2021)

Tuesday, October 26th

sounds of Chicago

Spektral Quartet (Maeve Feinberg [violin], Clara Lyon [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]), “Arnika” (Sufjan Stevens, arr. Gene Knific), Chicago, 1/28/21

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Tuesday, October 19th

like nobody else

Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987, cello) with New Philharmonia Orchestra (Daniel Barenboim, cond.), live (studio), London, 1967: Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Cello Concerto in E minor (Op. 85, 1919)

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Monday, October 18th

never enough

What better way to begin the week?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello; Mischa Maisky (cello), 1993

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Saturday, October 16th

like nobody else

Anton Webern (1883-1945), String Quartet (Op. 28, 1937-38); Psappha Ensemble (Benedict Holland and Sophie Rosa, violins; Vicci Wardman, viola; Jennifer Langridge, cello), live, England (Manchester), 2019

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Whenever I sleep
with my socks on
I have bad dreams

—Yosa Buson (1716-1783), translated from the Japanese by W.S. Merwin and Takako Lento

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