Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Violin Partita No. 1 in B minor; Rachel Podger (1968-, violin), live (performance begins at 2:00), London, 11/24/19
art beat: other day, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Claude Monet (1840-1926), Water Lilies (1914-1926), detail
With the children in this village
Spring day, never let the shadows fall!
—Ryōkan (1758-1831), translated from Japanese by Ryūichi Abé and Peter Haskel
Why not begin the week with something beautiful?
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), String Quartet in F major (1903); Hagen Quartet, live, Austria (Salzburg), 2000
art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago
Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Untitled (watercolor), c. 1915
Max Richter (1966-, compositions, piano, keyboard) with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (Clarice Jensen, cello & artistic director; Ben Russell, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Isabel Hagen, viola; Claire Bryant, cello), “On the Nature of Daylight,” “Vladimir’s Blues,” “Infra 5,” live, Washington, D.C., 1/22/20
I’m very interested in the idea of a piece of music being a place to think.
yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.