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Saturday, August 18th

3n

Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Light and Matter (2014); Longleash (Pala Garcia, violin; John Popham, cello; Renate Rohlfing, piano), live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

Dust is the only secret.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 166 (Franklin)

Tuesday, August 14th

what’s new

John Luther Adams (1953-), In the Name of the Earth (2018), live (excerpt), New York (Cathedral of St. John the Divine), 8/11/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Friday, August 3rd

serendipity

Just stumbled upon this—it’s improved my day immeasurably.

Tan Dun (1957-), Elegy: Snow in June (1991); Third Coast Percussion and Joshua Roman (cello), live, Seattle, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sites

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, August 2nd

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), Everything That Rises (2017); JACK Quartet, live, Ojai, Calif., 6/8/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, July26th

string quartets
day four

Helmut Lachenmann (1935-), String Quartet No. 3, “Grido,” excerpt; Mivos Quartet, live, New York, 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Wednesday, July 25th

string quartets
day three

Anton Webern, 1883-1945

Langsamer Satz (1905), Zorá String Quartet, c. 2014

 

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String Quartet (1938), Quatuor Debussy, c. 2009

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Tuesday, July 24th

string quartets
day two

Dudok Quartet, live, Amsterdam, 2015*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

late yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Program notes courtesy of YouTube:

Pérotin – Selection from Viderunt Omnes

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
I. Allegro nervoso
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo

Debussy – Canope from Preludes, livre II

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
V. Allegro con delicatezza

Brahms – Intermezzo in B minor op. 119 no. 1

Monday, July 23rd

string quartets
day one

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 3 (1927); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, July 19th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, excerpt (Sarabande); Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), live, Vienna, c. 2008

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, July 9th

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), The Farthest Place (2001), Andrew Ferdig (marimba), Kevin Keith (vibraphone), Danica Smith (violin), Andy Sproule (bass), James Wehe (piano), live, Denver, 2017

 

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