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Saturday, December 8th

tomorrow in Chicago

They’re performing at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Chapel.

The Tallis Scholars, live, France (Mont Saint-Michel), 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 6th

Every now and then I hear something and wonder: Where has this been all my life?

Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979), 24 Preludes in quarter-tone system (excerpts), 1934/1970

 

Thursday, November 22nd

Some sounds you listen to; others you inhabit.

Morton Feldman (1926-1981, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Between Categories (1969); Yarn Wire, live, Stony Brook, N.Y., 2017

 

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Another take.

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

James Webb (1975-), Prayer (through December 31st)

 

Tuesday, November 20th

more

Right now his music, which, I realize, may be an acquired taste, is giving me as much pleasure as anything.

Enno Poppe (1969-), Stoff (2015); Ensemble Dal Niente (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Chicago, 2016

 

Monday, November 19th

The fascinating chill that Music leaves . . .

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1511 (Franklin)

Enno Poppe (1969-), Filz (2014); Ensemble Resonanz (Enno Poppe, guest cond.), live, Germany (Hamburg), 2015

Tuesday, October 30th

more

Arvo Pärt (1935-), Fratres (1977); Stéphane Tétreault (cello), Charles Richard-Hamelin (piano), live (studio), Montreal, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

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

Monday, October 29th

Why not begin the week with something slow and simple, something quiet?

Arvo Pärt (1935-), Spiegel im Spiegel (1978); Leonhard Roczek (cello), Herbert Schuch (piano), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2014

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 13th

Last night, at the University of Chicago (Mandel Hall), they opened with this piece, which was followed by Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 4 in D Major), Brahms (String Quartet in A Minor) and, in an encore, Webern (Langsamer Satz). One-word review: spellbinding.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4 (excerpt); Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 11th

this weekend in Chicago

They’re also playing at the University of Chicago—tomorrow night.

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903), 1st Mvt.
Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, October 9th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Six Cello Suites (excerpts); Yo-Yo Ma, live, Washington, D.C., 8/17/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other evening, Chicago (riding the Green Line)

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