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Category: viola

Thursday, August 2nd

mesmerizing

John Luther Adams (1953-), Everything That Rises (2017); JACK Quartet, live, Ojai, Calif., 6/8/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, July26th

string quartets
day four

Helmut Lachenmann (1935-), String Quartet No. 3, “Grido,” excerpt; Mivos Quartet, live, New York, 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Wednesday, July 25th

string quartets
day three

Anton Webern, 1883-1945

Langsamer Satz (1905), Zorá String Quartet, c. 2014

 

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String Quartet (1938), Quatuor Debussy, c. 2009

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Monhegan Island, Maine

Tuesday, July 24th

string quartets
day two

Dudok Quartet, live, Amsterdam, 2015*

 

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lagniappe

random sights

late yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

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*Program notes courtesy of YouTube:

Pérotin – Selection from Viderunt Omnes

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
I. Allegro nervoso
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo

Debussy – Canope from Preludes, livre II

Ligeti – String Quartet no. 2:
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
V. Allegro con delicatezza

Brahms – Intermezzo in B minor op. 119 no. 1

Monday, July 23rd

string quartets
day one

Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 3 (1927); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2017

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Monday, June 25th

mesmerizing

“Remnant,” Jonah Sirota (viola), Valgeir Sigurðsson (composition), Anthony Hawley (video), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 7th

viola festival
day three

Kaija Saariaho (1952-), Vent Nocturne, for viola and electronics (2006)
Jeremy Bauman (viola), live, Toronto, 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 6th

viola festival
day two

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), The Viola in My Life (1970); João Pedro Delgado (viola), et al., live, Portugal, 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, June 5th

viola festival
day one

Mat Maneri (viola) & Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), live, Boston, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago

Thursday, May 24th

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day three

Anton Webern (1883-1945), String Trio, Op. 20 (1927)
Goeyvaerts String Trio, live

Part 1

 

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Part 2

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Difficult? Life is difficult. Not music.

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random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

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