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Category: string quartet

Monday, March 1st

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893); Parker Quartet, live, Cambridge, Mass., 2019

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Dish, Hellenistic or early Roman; eastern Mediterranean; mid-2nd/early 1st century BC; glass, mosaic glass technique (detail)

Thursday, December 31st

string quartet festival
day three

Mivos Quartet, Bronx Community College Online Concert Series, 11/30/20: Michaela Catranis, Luminous Animal (2020); Linda Caitlin Smith, String Quartet No. 6 (2013); George Lewis, String Quartet 2.5: “Playing with Seeds” (2017)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Old age is
a flight of small
cheeping birds
skimming
bare trees
above a snow glaze.

—William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), from “To Waken an Old Lady”

Wednesday, December 30th

string quartet festival
day two

JACK Quartet (with Conrad Tao, piano), Library of Congress Virtual Event, 12/3/2020*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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*Program:

1. Rodericus (fl. late 14th century)/Christopher Otto, Angelorum psalat (c. 1390s).

2. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), Duo for Violin and Piano (1973-4).

3. Tyshawn Sorey, Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018).

4. Ruth Crawford [Seeger] (1901-1953), String Quartet 1931 (1931).

5. Tyshawn Sorey, For Conrad Tao (2020).

6. Elliott Carter (1908-2012), String Quartet no. 3 (1971).

Tuesday, December 29th

string quartet festival
day one

Thomas Adès (1971-), Arcadiana (1994); Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 5th

like nobody else

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), String Quartet No. 3 (1963)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (riding the L)

Thursday, September 10th

what’s new

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, 8/27/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Monday, August 31st

Why not begin the week with something that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard before?

Nathalie Joachim (vocals, flute, electronics, compositions, arrangements) and Spektral Quartet, Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), live (with recorded voices), New York (Kaufman Music Center), 2019

 

Composer/performer Nathalie Joachim and Spektral Quartet perform Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics. A celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage, Fanm d’Ayiti features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls’ choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting for social justice and uplifting the people of Haiti.

Kaufman Music Center

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, August 19th

what’s new

Why not immerse yourself in something beautiful?

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904), String Quartet No. 12 in F major (“American,” 1893); Lincoln String Quartet (featuring members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Qing Hou and Lei Hou, violins; Lawrence Neuman, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello), live, Chicago, 8/16/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Tuesday, August 18th

Want to go somewhere you’ve never been before?

Linda Catlin Smith (1957-), String Quartet No. 6 (2013); Mivos Quartet (Olivia De Prato, violin; Maya Bennardo, violin; Victor Lowrie Tafoya, viola; Tyler J. Borden, cello), live, New York, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, outside Chicago

Saturday, August 15th

sounds in the dark

Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), Clarinet and String Quartet (1983); KOAN Quartet and Katie Porter (clarinet), live, Los Angeles, 2/15/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

*****

reading table

In the beggar’s tin
a few thin copper coins
and this evening rain

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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