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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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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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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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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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Friday, July 30th

sounds of London

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

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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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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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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

Thursday, June 3rd

alone

One-word review: Wow!

Mitsuko Uchida (1948-, piano), live (performance begins at 2:45), London, yesterday: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), 4 Impromptus (D899), 4 Impromptus (D935)

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Saturday, May 29th

never enough

András Schiff (1953-, piano), playing Bach and Beethoven, London, yesterday*

*Program:

Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier (“WTC”), Book I, Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A flat major 

Bach: WTC, Book II, Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A flat major 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat (Op. 26)

Bach: WTC, Book I,  Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor

Bach: WTC, Book II, Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor (Op. 31)

Bach: WTC, Book I,  Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor 

Bach: WTC, Book II,  Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp (Op. 78)

Encore: Bach, Invention No. 8 in F 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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