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Wednesday, May 5th

never enough

This sound-world I could live in all day.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (excerpts); Piotr Anderszewski (piano), live, Germany (Hamburg), 4/16/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 15th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita for Lute in C minor; Evangelina Mascardi (lute), live, Italy (Mondovi), 2/26/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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From every direction
cherry blossom petals blow
into Lake Biwa

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Saturday, February 6th

never enough

Micro-review: !

Johann Sebastian Bach, Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Ferruccio Busoni); Hélène Grimaud (piano), live, Berlin, 2001

(Note: After posting this clip, I found that it cannot be viewed here; however, it can be at YouTube.)

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, January 21st

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 3 in C major; Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), live, Austria (Salzburg), 2007

 

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a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Saturday, January 9th

never enough

Andras Schiff (piano) playing (and discussing) Bach (Capriccio in B flat major [Capriccio on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother] BWV992; Sinfonia No. 5 in E flat BWV791; Sinfonia No. 9 in F minor BWV795; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903; Italian Concerto in F major BWV971; Ouvertüre nach französischer Art BWV831), live, London, yesterday

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, January 1st

What better way to begin?

Johann Sebastian Bach, Prelude to Cello Suite No. 6 in D major
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), 1/1/21

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, December 12th

alone

There are a handful of pianists whose every note I’m hungry to hear—he’s one. (Caution: Do not listen to this as “background” music; if you do, your ears will wither and fall off.)

Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950, piano), playing (as detailed below) Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Ravel, published 12/5/20*

 

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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Program (courtesy of YouTube):

0:00 Bach-Busoni: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

4:07 Bach-Hess: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Scarlatti: Three Sonatas: 7:35 G Major K.9 10:25 G Minor K.450 13:47 D Minor K.14

Chopin: 17:03 Sonata No.3 in B Minor Op.58 41:52 Waltz No.2 in A-Flat Major Op.34 No.1 46:25 Etude Op.25 No.5 49:40 Etude Op.10 No.5

Liszt: 51:24 La Leggierezza 55:56 Gnomenreigen

Brahms: 58:36 Intermezzo in E-Flat Major (abbr.) Op.117 No.1 1:01:44 Intermezzo in A Minor (abbr.) Op.116 No.2 1:04:31 Intermezzo in C Major Op.119 No.3 1:06:08 Capriccio in D Minor Op.116 No.7

1:08:22 Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso

Wednesday, November 4th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No. 1 in G major; Lucia Swarts (cello), live, Netherlands (Amsterdam), 2014

 

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random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

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This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

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

Thursday, October 8th

Bach Festival
day four

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Partita No. 6 in E minor; Glenn Gould (1932-1982), piano

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Wednesday, October 7th

Bach Festival
day three

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin; Kristóf Baráti (1979-), live, Moscow, 2008

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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