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Tag: Johann Sebastian Bach

Thursday, July 22nd

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor; Menno van Delft (clavichord), live, Amsterdam, 2015

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Monday, June 28th

never enough

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-flat minor); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), piano

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other day, Chicago

Tuesday, June 15th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 5 in C minor for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, New York, 2018

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other day, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary, Oak Brook)

Tuesday, June 8th

never enough

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suites No. 1 in G major and No. 3 in C major for Unaccompanied Cello; Steven Isserlis (cello), live, London, 2020

Saturday, May 29th

never enough

András Schiff (1953-, piano), playing Bach and Beethoven, London, yesterday*

*Program:

Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier (“WTC”), Book I, Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A flat major 

Bach: WTC, Book II, Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A flat major 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat (Op. 26)

Bach: WTC, Book I,  Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor

Bach: WTC, Book II, Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor (Op. 31)

Bach: WTC, Book I,  Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor 

Bach: WTC, Book II,  Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor 

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp (Op. 78)

Encore: Bach, Invention No. 8 in F 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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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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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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

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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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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other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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