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Monday, July 12th

sounds of New York

Samara Lubelski (violin), live, New York, 7/7/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, May 28th

what’s new

Laurie Anderson (1947-, vocals, electronics, violin, compositions) with Roma Baran (synthesizer), Rubin Kodheli (cello), live (“Let x=x,” “Violin Cello Improv,” “O Superman”), New York, published 5/20/21

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago (Glen Ellyn)

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reading table

The distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Thursday, May 27th

what’s new

Don Li (1971-), “Different Zones”; Jojo Mayer (drums, voice), JACK Quartet, published 5/13/21

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 6th

more

Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]): Joseph Haydn, The Seven Last Words of Christ, recorded in Chicago (St. James Cathedral), 3/20/21 (performance begins at 4:00)

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 1st

sounds of Chicago

Spektral Quartet (Clara Lyon [violin], Maeve Feinberg [violin], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]), live, Chicago (University of Chicago), 2018: Béla Bartók (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 1 in A minor (1909)

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 16th

Another take on piano and strings.

Alfred Schnittke (1934-98), Piano Quintet (1972-76), live (Katya Apekisheva, piano; Boris Brovtsyn, Julia-Maria Kretz, violins; Amihai Grosz, viola; Torleif Thedéen, cello), Netherlands (Utrecht), 2010

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Monday, March 15th

Suppose that, for the rest of your life, you could listen to only one piece of music. What would you choose? For me it might be this.

Morton Feldman (1926-1987; MCOTD Hall of Fame), Piano and String Quartet (1985); Kronos Quartet with Aki Takahashi (piano), 1993

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 17A, 1948 (detail)

Thursday, March 11th

like nobody else

Lou Harrison (1917-2003), Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra (1959); Todd Reynolds (violin), Third Coast Percussion, John Corkill (percussion), 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I’d have to be really quick
to describe clouds—
a split second’s enough
for them to start being something else.

— Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Clouds” (translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak)

Monday, March 8th

More beauty?

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

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

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

Monday, March 1st

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Claude Debussy (1862-1918), String Quartet in G minor (1893); Parker Quartet, live, Cambridge, Mass., 2019

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Dish, Hellenistic or early Roman; eastern Mediterranean; mid-2nd/early 1st century BC; glass, mosaic glass technique (detail)

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