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Saturday, January 15th

passings

Stephen Sondheim, composer, March 22, 1930–November 26, 2021

Terry Teachout, critic (among other things), February 6, 1956–January 13, 2022 (this was his “favorite Sondheim,” according to Scott Simon on this morning’s Weekend Edition Saturday [NPR])

Bernadette Peters, “Not a Day Goes By” (Merrily We Roll Along), live, London, 1998

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lagniappe

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, January 10th

alone

This I could listen to all day.

Tony Allen (1940-2020, drums), live (studio), London, 2019

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 19th

like nobody else

Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987, cello) with New Philharmonia Orchestra (Daniel Barenboim, cond.), live (studio), London, 1967: Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Cello Concerto in E minor (Op. 85, 1919)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, October 7th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major (“Emperor”), 2nd Mvt.; London Symphony Orchestra (Simon Rattle, cond.) with Krystian Zimerman (piano), 2020 (published 7/9/21)

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Friday, October 1st

only rock ‘n’ roll

Kinks, live (“Victoria,” “Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues,” “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” “Lola,” “Holiday,” “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” “You Really Got Me,” “All Day and All of the Night,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “Village Green Preservation Society”), London, early 1970s

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Saturday, September 25th

timeless

I didn’t know how much I needed this until I stumbled upon it this morning.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Fantasia in C major (HXVII 4); Kirill Gerstein (1979-, piano), live, London, 3/4/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Friday, July 30th

sounds of London

Shame, live (“Snow Day,” “Born in Luton,” “Human, for a Minute”), published today

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 26th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003), “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” (J. Rado, G. Ragni, G. MacDermot), live, London, 1968

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Rising from sickness, I lean on a cane and stand by the river.
Countless peach petals flow downstream.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), from “Upon getting up from sickness in late spring” (translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Friday, June 25th

sounds of London

Kokoroko, live, published 4/21/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, June 8th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suites No. 1 in G major and No. 3 in C major for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, London, 2020

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