music clip of the day

jazz/blues/rock/classical/gospel/more

Category: viola

Thursday, May 30th

How about something new?

Close your eyes—listen.

Tyshawn Sorey (1980-), Everything Changes, Nothing Changes (2018); JACK Quartet, live, Banff, Canada, 3/28/19

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Berwyn, Ill.

Thursday, May 9th

reimagining

Christopher Trapani (1980-), Visions and Revisions (2013); JACK Quartet, 2018

 

**********

Bob Dylan, “Visions of Johanna” (B. Dylan), 1966

 

Wednesday, April 17

what’s new

Joanna Mattrey (viola, stroh violin), live, New York, 4/8/19

 

**********

lagniappe

reading table

I made my way to the sofa, where I battled against cancer once more by lying there staring straight ahead. I had such great resistance to thought that I didn’t even worry.

—Colm Toibin, “‘It’s curable,’ he said,” London Review of Books, 4/18/19

Tuesday, March 26th

sounds of Chicago

George Lewis (1952-), String Quartet No. 1.5, “Experiments in Living” (2016); Spektral Quartet, live, New York, 2017

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 19th

sounds of New York

We Free Strings,* live New York, 1/18/19

 

*Melanie Dyer, viola; Charles Burnham, violin; Gwen Laster, violin; Alex Waterman, cello; Ken Filiano, bass; Michael Wimberly, percussion.

Thursday, January 17th

alone

Kim Kashkashian (viola), “character pieces” by György Kurtág (1926-), live, Cambridge, Mass., 2018

 

**********

lagniappe

reading table

the sound of the moat
cracking . . .
winter moon

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Tuesday, January 15th

what’s new

Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone, compositions) featuring Spektral Quartet, live (“Rosario,” “Milagrosa,” “Villabeño”), Washington, D.C., 1/4/19

 

**********

lagniappe

reading table

thin wall—
from the mouse’s hole
the cold

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Monday, November 12th

more

Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio (TS, composition, conducting, drums; Cory Smythe, piano; Chris Tordini, bass; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Kyle Amburst, viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello), “The Inner Spectrum of Variables” (T. Sorey), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017

 

**********

lagniappe

art beat

other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Nicolas de Jesus (1960-), La ofrenda (The Offering), 2009 (Día de Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy, through December 9th)

Wednesday, October 17th

what’s new

This I could listen to all day.

Mat Maneri (viola) and Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), live, New York, 8/19/18

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 13th

Last night, at the University of Chicago (Mandel Hall), they opened with this piece, which was followed by Shostakovich (String Quartet No. 4 in D Major), Brahms (String Quartet in A Minor) and, in an encore, Webern (Langsamer Satz). One-word review: spellbinding.

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4 (excerpt); Takács Quartet, live, New York, 2018

 

**********

lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

%d bloggers like this: