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Saturday, November 27th

Three minutes of magic.

Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000, piano), live: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Air on the G String (adapted from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, 2nd Mvt.)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Autumn advances
and I become
a bit sad
closing the gate
to my hut.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi

Thursday, November 25th

more

Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), New York, 1981: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations (excerpt)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, November 18th

like nobody else

Glenn Gould (1932-1982, piano), New York, 1981: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Art of Fugue (excerpt)

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, November 1st

never enough

What better way to begin the week?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 2 in D minor for Unaccompanied Cello; Mischa Maisky (cello), 2020

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yesterday, Chicago

Saturday, October 30th

never enough

Steven Isserlis (cello), with Simon Callow (voice), playing and talking Bach, live, London, 10/24/21

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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And then we are simply falling—

And the world goes by,
all the worlds, each more beautiful than the last;

—Louise Glück (1943-), from “Poem” (Winter Recipes from the Collective, 2021)

Monday, October 18th

never enough

What better way to begin the week?

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite No. 1 in G major for Unaccompanied Cello; Mischa Maisky (cello), 1993

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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

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