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Monday, November 14th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Clarinet Quintet (K. 581): Armida Quartet with Sabine Meyer (clarinet), live, Italy (Merano [aka Meran]), 2019

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, November 7th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Sonata in B-flat major (K. 570): Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017

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art beat: other day, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Eric Romero, Año de los Muertos (Year of the Dead), 2020 (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

Saturday, November 5th

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Adagio in B minor (K. 540): Peter Serkin (1947-2020, piano), live, New Jersey (Ridgewood), 2017

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art beat: yesterday, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

Claudia Alvarez, Dia de los Inocentes (Holy Innocents Day), 2010, detail (Dia de Muertos: Memories & Offerings, through 12/11/22)

Thursday, November 3rd

never enough

When it comes to sparkling clarity—something that, these days, seems to be in painfully short supply—no one outdoes Mozart.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (K. 466): Leif Ove Andsnes (piano, direction) and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, live, London, 8/7/22

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 16th

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Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000, piano, direction), Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, live, Munich (Germany), 1986: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 23 in D minor (K466), excerpts

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, April 9th

never enough

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Rondo in D Major (K. 485), Fantasia in C Minor (K. 475); Leif Ove Andsnes (1970-, piano), live, Vienna (Austria), published 4/8/22

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For you I have emptied the meaning
Leaving the song

—Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978), from “Anew” (section 9)

Thursday, March 30th

spellbinding

Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000, piano), Claudio Abbado (1933-2014, conductor), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, live, Vienna (Austria), 1986: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K488)

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 31st

never enough

Two takes.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Rondo in D major, K. 485

Víkingur Ólafsson (1984-, piano), published yesterday

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Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989, piano), live, Vienna, 1987

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other day, Chicago

Monday, November 23rd

alone

What better way to begin the week?

Hilary Hahn (violin), live (friend’s empty place), 11/8/20: W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major (K. 219, “Turkish”) and New Cadenzas (H. Hahn)

 

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musical thoughts

Mozart was a kind of idol to me—this rapturous singing . . . that’s always on the edge of sadness and melancholy and disappointment and heartbreak, but always ready for an outburst of the most delicious music.

—Novelist Saul Bellow (1915-2005)

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, August 22nd

never enough

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor (K. 466), excerpt (Third Mvt.); Hélène Grimaud (1969-, piano) with Camerata Salzburg, University of Salzburg (Austria), published 8/21/20

 

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yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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A world of trials,
and if the cherry blossoms,
it simply blossoms

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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