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Thursday, January 14th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 31; Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Moscow, 1991

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, January 7th

never enough

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor; Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Moscow, 1975

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, June 6th

alone

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Piano Sonata No. 9 (1913); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, England (Aldeburgh Festival), 1966

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, January 3rd

never enough

I could listen to him play Bach all day, all week, all month.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, excerpt (Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Austria (Innsbruck), 1974

 

(This recording—all four-plus glorious hours—is available on Spotify: search “Richter, Bach, Innsbruck.”)

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other morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Wednesday, August 28th

never enough

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1; Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997, piano), live, Moscow, 1972

 

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reading table

Only thing
the thief left behind—
moon in my window.

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

Tuesday, December 19th

One-word review: Wow!

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Lachrymae (1950); Yuri Bashmet (viola), Sviatoslav Richter (piano), live

 

Tuesday, May 2nd

He’s one of a handful of pianists who keep me on the edge of my seat.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Ballades No. 1 (0:00-), No. 2 (8:41-), No. 3 (16:05-), No. 4 (23:08); Sviatoslav Richter (piano, 1915-1997), Prague, 1960

 

Thursday, August 25th

more

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor
Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), live, Moscow, 1975

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lagniappe

reading table

Here in my house
a square of light—
moon through the window

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by David Young

Tuesday, March 29th

In a hurry?

Better go somewhere else.

Want to step outside of time?

You’ve come to the right place.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Piano Sonata No. 18 (G major, D. 894); Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), live


Tried listening to this last night while working on a criminal appeal. Couldn’t. Work waited.

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Tuesday, March 15th

riveting

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Piano Sonata No. 32; Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997), live, Moscow, 1975


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reading table

Everyone’s journey
through this world is the same,
so I won’t complain.
Here on the plains of Nasu,
I place my trust in the dew.

—Sōgi (1421-1502), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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