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Wednesday, July 1st

never enough

Need a break from America 2020?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (K. 467); Lucerne Festival Orchestra (Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989, cond.) with Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950, piano), live, Switzerland (Lucerne), 1950

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

*****

reading table

The undisguised brutality of our time is weighing heavily on us.

—Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), letter to Oskar Pfister, 1/27/20, two days after his daughter Sophie died of Spanish flu

Tuesday, June 30th

alone

Ben Goldberg (1959-, clarinet), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 5/31/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, June 29th

Judging from the sounds I hear outside my door in the morning, birds don’t seem to have gotten the memo.

John Luther Adams (1953-), songbirdsongs (1974-80); Callithumpian Consort (Stephen Drury, dir.), 2012

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Monadnock Building)

Sunday, June 28th

basement jukebox

Sensational Nightingales (featuring Julius Cheeks), “Pressing On,” 1950s

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), The Migration Series (1940-1941), panel 14

Saturday, June 27th

like nobody else

Charmaine Lee (voice), live (Quarantine Concert presented by Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago), 4/17/20

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), Number 1A, 1948 (detail)

Friday, June 26th

voices I miss

Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999), “Move On Up” (C. Mayfield), live, London, 1988

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 25th

This I could listen to all day.

Generations Quartet: Billy Hart (1940-, percussion, lower left), Bob Moses (1948-, percussion, upper left), Dafnis Prieto (1974-, percussion, upper right), Marcelo Perez (1997-, percussion, lower right), live, Boston, 2019

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, June 24th

another take

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor (K. 457); Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000, piano), live, Germany (Munich), 1991

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

*****

reading table

My old village lies
far beyond what we can see,
but there the lark is singing

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

Tuesday, June 23rd

alone

Aruan Ortiz (1973-, piano), live, 6/11/20

 

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lagniappe

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

Pure white plum blossoms
slowly begin to turn
the color of dawn

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Monday, June 22nd

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor (K. 457); Micah McLaurin (1994-, piano), live, Philadelphia, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

In seasonal rain
along a nameless river
fear too has no name

—Yosa Buson (1716-1784), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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