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Category: viola

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

3n
day three

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

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Difficult? Life is difficult. Not music.

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random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 22nd

3n
day one

Sounding Tears Trio (Mat Maneri, viola; Evan Parker, soprano saxophone; Lucian Ban, piano), live, Bucharest, 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

where there’s people
there’s flies
and Buddhas

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

Thursday, May 3rd

string quartet festival
day three

György Ligeti (1923-2006), String Quartet No. 2 (1968); Arditti Quartet, live (studio), Tokyo, 2018

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 2nd

string quartet festival
day two

Lawrence Wilde (aka Yuri Boguinia), String Quartet No. 3 (“Wilted Jasmine,” 2016); JACK Quartet, live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other night, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 1st

string quartet festival
day one

Like painting, the string quartet endures. Composers keep finding new colors.

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 24th

More beauty?

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Sacconi Quartet, live, London, 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The snow is melting
and the village is flooded
with children.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Haas)

Thursday, February 8th

another take

Once I enter this world I never want to leave.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Musica Nova Consort, live, Israel (Tel Aviv), 2017

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Going home,
the horse stumbles
in the winter wind.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

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