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Friday, December 23rd

what’s new: sounds of Chicago

Hamid Drake (drums and percussion [MCOTD Hall of Fame]) & Michael Zerang (drums and percussion) with Mark Feldman (violin), Josh Berman (cornet), Mabel Kwan (piano), Kent Kessler (bass), Zahra Glenda Baker (voice), et al., live (performance begins at 32:30), last night, Chicago (Constellation)

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, December 19th

never enough

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano in E-flat major (K. 498): William Hudgins (clarinet), Kim Kashkashian (viola), Victor Rosenbaum (piano), live, Boston, 2019

Tuesday, December 13th

How about a trip to Cologne?

Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne (François-Xavier Roth [1971-], cond.) with Antoine Tamestit (1979-, viola), live, Cologne (Germany), 5/10/22: Morton Feldman (1926-1987, MCOTD Hall of Fame), The Viola in My Life IV (1970)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, December 8th

alone

Antoine Tamestit (1979-, viola), Paris, 5/16/20: Max Reger (1873-1916), Solo Suite No. 1 in G-minor (1915)

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reading table

You would want to be an awful fool not to know that we only bloom once.

—writer Colm Toibin (1955-) quoting writer John McGahern (1934-2006), from a conversation shortly before his death (London Review of Books, 1/27/22)

Monday, November 14th

more

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet (K. 581): Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, November 12th

timeless

One-word review: astonishing.

Anton Webern (1883-1945), Five Movements for String Quartet (Op. 5), 1909: Juilliard String Quartet

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musical thoughts

If I was in a deserted island I would take the complete works of J. S. Bach, A. Webern and Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart.

—YouTube comment

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, October 19th

alone

Kim Kashkashian (viola), live, Cambridge, Mass., 2018, playing György Kurtág (1926-)

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, October 18th

Weary of the 21st century?

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Pieces de clavecin en concert No. 5: Marina Piccinini (flute), Kim Kashkashian (viola), Sivan Magen (harp), live, Boston, published 2021

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, September 19th

sounds of New York

Brandon Lopez (bass), Mat Maneri (viola), Gerald Cleaver (drums), live, New York, 9/16/22

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art beat: more

William Klein (1926-2022), Dance in Brooklyn, 1955

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Wednesday, August 24

string festival
day three

Jason Kao Hwang (1957-, composition, direction) and Uprising Orchestra (Lester St. Louis [cello], Ken Filiano [bass], Andrew Drury [drums], et al.), “Myths of Origin,” live, New York, 10/10/21

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), Woods, Aix-en-Provence (1887-1890), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

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