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Wednesday, June 6th

viola festival
day two

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), The Viola in My Life (1970); João Pedro Delgado (viola), et al., live, Portugal, 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 30th

more sounds of Iceland

Anna Thorvaldsdottir (1977-), Aeriality (2011); Iceland Symphony Orchestra, live, 2011, Iceland (Reykjavik)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

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.

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random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 9th

Bach festival
day three

Goldberg Variations, Aria; Peter Serkin, live, Japan (Hiroshima), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random thoughts: prayer (3 a.m.)

Thank you, unknowable other, for this most miraculous moment.

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)

Monday, May 7th

Bach festival
day one

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, 3rd movement (Largo)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Berlin, 2013

 

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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)

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