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Wednesday, October 12th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, excerpts; Gideon Van Canneyt (marimba) and Silas Van den Spiegel (marimba), live, Koninklijk Conservatorium (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Brussels, Belgium, 2020

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random sights

other day, outside Chicago

Wednesday, October 5th

never enough

Sometimes, as happened yesterday when I stumbled upon this, music increases the amount of available oxygen.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp major); Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord), published 10/4/22

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We are here to listen.

—W. S. Graham (1918-1986), from “The Greenock Dialogues”

Tuesday, September 20th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue); Netherlands Bach Society, published 9/15/22

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, August 16th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major; Paolo Bonomini (1989-, cello), live, Italy (Brescia), published 2/16/22

Saturday, July 30th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ricercar a 6 (from The Musical Offering), arranged for chamber orchestra by Anton Webern (1883-1945); Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orcestra (Antonello Manacorda, cond.), live, Frankfurt (Germany), 2015

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art beat: yesterday, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906), L’Estaque with Red Roofs (1883-85), detail (Cezanne—The Artist’s Artist, through 9/5/22)

Tuesday, July 12th

another take

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations, excerpt (Aria); Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, Japan (Hiroshima), 2017

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A butterfly
flutters past—my body feels
the dust of ages

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

Monday, July 11th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations; Evgeni Koroliov (1949-, piano), live, Germany (Leipzig), 2008

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, April 19th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 1 in B minor; Gidon Kremer (1947-, violin), live, Austria (Lockenhaus), 2006

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 29th

sounds of Ukraine

Denys Karachevtsev (cello), live, Ukraine (Kharkiv), published 3/22/22: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, excerpt (1st Movt., Prelude)

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, March 7th

sounds of Ukraine

Valentin Silvestrov (1937-, composer, pianist), Kyiv (Ukraine), 4/18/21, playing Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750, from The Well-Tempered Clavier), Robert Schumann (1810-1856, from Op. 99)

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Hard on the land wears the strong sea / and empty grows every bed.

—John Berryman (1914-1972, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Dream Song 1”

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