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Thursday, March 25th

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Lou Harrison (1917-2003), Song of Queztecoatl (1941); Third Coast Percussion, live (studio), 2014

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random sights

other day, Chicago

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Thursday, March 11th

like nobody else

Lou Harrison (1917-2003), Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra (1959); Todd Reynolds (violin), Third Coast Percussion, John Corkill (percussion), 2018

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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I’d have to be really quick
to describe clouds—
a split second’s enough
for them to start being something else.

— Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012, MCOTD Hall of Fame), from “Clouds” (translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak)

Wednesday, April 29th

This I could listen to all day.

Lou Harrison (1917-2003), compositions; ensemble 0, live, France (Pau), 2010

Fugue

 

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Suite

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 25th

Why not begin the week with something beautiful?

Lou Harrison (1917-2003), Second Symphony (“Elegiac,” 1988); BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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never growing old
Mr. and Mrs.
Butterfly

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Monday, November 11th

People talk about getting enough of this or that in their daily diet. But what about beauty? There’s an epidemic, unreported by TV, radio, newspapers, of beauty malnutrition.

Lou Harrison (1917-2003), Threnody for Carlos Chavez (1978); William Winant Percussion Group with David Abel (viola), live, Berkeley, Calif., 2010

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art beat: Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago (while waiting for the jury to return a verdict in a trial involving an alleged conspiracy to steal millions of dollars of diamonds)

Paul Cezanne, The Bay of Marseilles, Seen From L’Estaque, c. 1885

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