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Wednesday, December 26th

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II; András Schiff (piano), live, London, 2018

 

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WKCR’s Bach Festival continues through midnight New Year’s Eve.

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musical thoughts

If there is anyone who owes everything to Bach, it is God. Without Bach, God would be a third-rate character.

—Emil Cioran (1911-1995)

Thursday, September 21st

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
András Schiff (piano), live, London, 9/7/17

 

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Cold night: the wild duck,
sick, falls from the sky
and sleeps awhile.

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Robert Hass

Thursday, December 31st

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations
Andras Schiff (piano), live


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lagniappe

radio

WKCR‘s Bach Festival concludes at midnight.

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reading table

Nobody does letters to the editor like the Brits. Here, for instance, is how one begins in the December 17th issue of the London Review of Books:

I hesitate to disagree with my brother, David Matthews, about the order of the middle movements of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, but we have long held opposing views, mine being that the scherzo should come third (Letters, 3 December). . . .

Colin Matthews

London SW 11

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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To all who’ve dropped by this year (from, I’m told, 120 countries): May you have a happy and peaceful new year.

Tuesday, 10/23/12

Last night, working on a federal drug case, I had a decision to make. What to listen to—Obama and Romney, or Bach? Bach won.

Johann Sebastian Bach, Fifteen Two-Part Inventions (BWV 772-786)
Andras Schiff, piano

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