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Tuesday, October 27th

alone

John Cage (1912-1992), In a Landscape (1948); Evi Kyriazidou (piano), Olia Olina (choreography and dance), live, Greece (Komotini), 2014

 

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other day, Chicago

Monday, October 26th

alone

Eva-Maria Houben (1955-), lines; R. Andrew Lee (piano), live, Denver, 3/8/17

 

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other day, outside Chicago (Salt Creek Trail)

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reading table

People are startled to discover
that their inner monologues
are ghost-written.

—Rae Armantrout, from “Startle Reflex” (London Review of Books, 10/8/20)

Thursday, October 22nd

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Variations, op. 27 (1936); Maurizio Pollini (1942-, piano), live, Paris, 2002

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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found words

Nobody’s “fine.”

—Governor Andrew Cuomo, yesterday’s press briefing on the pandemic

Tuesday, October 13th

alone

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), Un Adieu (1978); Marianne Schroeder (1949-, piano), 1992

 

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other day, Chicago

Thursday, October 8th

Bach Festival
day four

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 6 in E minor; Glenn Gould (1932-1982), piano

 

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other day, Chicago

Wednesday, October 7th

Bach Festival
day three

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin; Kristóf Baráti (1979-), live, Moscow, 2008

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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.)

Monday, October 5th

Bach festival
day one

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, 3rd Movt. (Largo); Christian Tetzlaff (1966-, violin), Berlin, 2013

 

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook, Ill.)

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Just being alive!
—miraculous to be in
cherry blossom shadows!

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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.

Saturday, September 19th

Feeling glum? (Not anymore.)

Caroline Shaw (1982-), Partita for 8 Voices (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 2013); Roomful of Teeth, live, Canada (Vancouver), 2016

 

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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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