music clip of the day


Category: harpsichord

Wednesday, October 5th

never enough

Sometimes, as happened yesterday when I stumbled upon this, music increases the amount of available oxygen.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp major); Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord), published 10/4/22



reading table

We are here to listen.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Greenock Dialogues”

Monday, September 14th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BMV 543); Kris Verhelst (harpsichord), live, Belgium (Antwerp), 2016




random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, 10/18/12

 fasten your seatbelt

Here’s another take on a piece we listened to the other day.

Alfred Schnittke (1934-98), Concerto Grosso No. 1 (excerpt); A Far Cry with guests Nelson Lee (violin), Meg Freivogel (violin), and Andrus Masden (harpsichord, prepared piano); live, Boston, 2009

(This entire performance can be heard here.)

Thursday, 10/11/12

Alfred Schnittke (1934-98), Concerto Grosso No. 1, live, Russia, 2004
Kremerata Baltica (Gidon Kremer & Tatiana Grindenko, violins)



musical thoughts

What do we want from music—a mirror or a window?

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