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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

Monday, May 10th

sounds of Paris

Why not begin the week with something unlike anything else?

Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris and Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, direction; Paul Fitzsimon, direction; Bruno Mantovani, direction), live, Paris, 2016: Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), Gruppen for three orchestras (1955-1957)

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, Luncheon under the Tent, Giverny, c. 1883-86, detail (Monet in Chicago, through 6/14/21)

Monday, May 3rd

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Six Pieces for Large Orchestra, (Op. 6; 1909-10, revised 1928), Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) conducting an unidentified orchestra, live, Japan

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yesterday, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path)

Monday, March 29th

timeless

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Pieces for orchestra, op. 10 (1911-13); Ensemble Intercontemporain (Matthias Pintscher, direction), live, Paris, 2018

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Saturday, February 13th

timeless

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Five Pieces for Orchestra (1909, revised 1949); Vienna Philharmonic (Bernard Haitink, cond.), live, Tokyo, 1997

 

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), City Landscape, 1955 (detail)

Monday, November 9th

Feel like losing yourself?

John Luther Adams (1953-), Become Ocean (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 2014); Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Leonard Slatkin, cond.), live (performance begins at 6:45), Detroit, 2019

 

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Wednesday, July 1st

never enough

Need a break from America 2020?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (K. 467); Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, cond.) with Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950, piano), live, Switzerland (Lucerne), 1950

 

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a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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reading table

The undisguised brutality of our time is weighing heavily on us.

—Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), letter to Oskar Pfister, 1/27/20, two days after his daughter Sophie died of Spanish flu

Monday, June 8th

wake up!

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016), Notation II (1945-1980); Berlin Philharmonic (Pierre Boulez, cond.), live, Berlin, 2009

 

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Tuesday, March 31st

passings

Krzysztof Penderecki, composer, conductor, November 23, 1933-March 29, 2020

Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima (1960), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Krzysztof Urbański, cond.), live, Helsinki, 2015

 

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