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Thursday, March 16th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major (“Coronation”); Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with Friedrich Gulda (conducting, piano), live, 1986


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How I wish I’d been a painter . . . that must really be the best profession—none of this fiddling around with words—there are a couple of Daumiers at the Phillips that make me feel my whole life has been wasted.

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), letter, 1977

Tuesday, March 14th

never enough

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor; Munich Philharmonic Orchestra with Friedrich Gulda (conducting, piano), live


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random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 7th

can’t wait

Tonight he’s conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, John Adams’ Scheherazade.2, and this.

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), The Rite of Spring (1913); Los Angeles Philharmonic (Esa-Pekka Salonen [1958-], cond.), live, Los Angeles

Saturday, March 4th

never enough

This took my breath away—more than once.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Violin Concerto; Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (Philippe Herreweghe, cond.) with Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), live, 2014

Tuesday, September 20th

serendipity

This I just bumped into this morning.

What would we do if we could never hear anything new?

Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994), Livre pour orchestre (1968)
RTVE Symphony Orchestra (Gunther Herbic, cond.), live


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art beat: other day, Whitney Museum of American Art (New York)

Stuart Davis (1892-1964), The Paris Bit, 1959 (Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, through 9/25/16)

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Saturday, August 20th

Close your eyes.

Listen—just listen.

If you don’t have time for this, what do you have time for?

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), From me flows what you call Time (1990); La Jolla Symphony (Steven Schick, cond.), live, San Diego, 2008

 

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Come, see
real flowers
of this painful world.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto

Wednesday, August 3rd

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Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Piano Concerto in G major (1929-31); Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Yuri Termirkanov, cond.) with Martha Argerich (piano), live, Stockholm, 2009

Tuesday, July 19th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor; NHK Symphony Orchestra (Miltiades Caridis [1923-1998], cond.) with Annie Fischer (1914-1995), piano, live


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Even now one is amazed
by transience: how it
outlasts us all.

—Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016), from “Scenes with Harlequins” (TLS, 7/8/16)

 

Saturday, April 9th

So bleak, so beautiful—like life.

Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998), Viola Concerto (1985), live, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Valery Gergiev, cond.), Yuri Bashmet (viola)

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Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, N.J., 1958

1958 USA. Cirque. USA. Palisades, New Jersey. 1958. The Dwarf. Image send to Greg Kucera (Transaction : 632060012511250000) © Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos

Wednesday, December 9th

Why God made “repeat.”

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Coptic Light (1986); Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Peter Eotvos, cond.), live, Amsterdam, 1998

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William Eggleston (1939-)

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