Need a break from America 2019?
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2; Danish String Quartet, live, New York, 2018
The roaring of the wind is my wife and the Stars through the window pane are my Children.
—John Keats (1795-1821), letter to his brother George Keats, 1818
Happy Fourth of July!
Professor Longhair (1918-1980), “Big Chief,” live, Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1973
Charles Ives (1874-1954), A Symphony: New England Holidays, Third Movt. (“The Fourth of July”); GSW Orchestra (Orlando Cela, cond.; Alex Blake, guest cond.), live
Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), “Let Me Fall,” live, North Carolina (Mount Airy), 1983
Christopher Trapani (1980-), Visions and Revisions (2013); JACK Quartet, 2018
Bob Dylan, “Visions of Johanna” (B. Dylan), 1966
Joanna Mattrey (viola, stroh violin), live, New York, 4/8/19
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
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.
like nobody else
Laurie Anderson, “Language of the Future,” Dublin, 2017
Each day we go somewhere we’ve never been before.