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Keith Jarrett à Juan-les-Pins, 1979

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , on May 9, 2020 by xi'an

London Calling [turns 40]

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2019 by xi'an

kein Brandenburg für alte Männer!

Posted in Books, Kids, Travel with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2018 by xi'an

As I had to make a day round-trip drive to Luxembourg last week, I grabbed a couple baroque CD boxes, including the one above with the complete Brandenburg concertos, that I had not opened for a long while. In such a long while that the foam protection had started to disintegrate, as I found when I opened the case! Anyway, I managed to clean the stuff away well enough to listen to the CDs (while staying on the mostly deserted road), which reminded me of a concert at the 92Y in New York City, 1988, where the orchestra (I cannot remember which chamber music group was playing) played the entire series. Listening to these pieces was most pleasant, except for the harpsichord parts in the 5th concerto, as I realised I could no longer hear clearly enough the harpsichord against the noise from the car…

end of my dream! [aka no free lunch]

Posted in pictures with tags , , , , , , , on October 21, 2017 by xi'an

In June, last June, I received a collection of nominal tickets for the National Theatre next door, Les Gémeaux, which animates a rich and diverse scene, attracting to my suburb spectators from all over Paris. Scene that I do not attend as much as I would like, except for a few contemporary dance shows now and then… As I had not ordered these tickets, I was rather pleasantly surprised and wondered at the source of this princely gift, ruling out close family and anonymous sponsors! And the size of it was way too much for a commercial teaser. The most likely explanation was thus a mistake send to the wrong X. Nonetheless, being at home for the first concert, I went to check whether or not my allotted seats were occupied. And unsurprisingly they were. (I did not push the cheek as far as engaging into a discussion with my homonym!) Missing an Austrian theme with Mozart and Haydn. (But I have regular tickets for ext weekend!)

Patti Smith in Paris

Posted in Books, Kids with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by xi'an

Just found in Le Monde weekend edition that Patti Smith would give four concerts in Paris next week… In Cité de la Musique on the 17th, 18th and 20th, in Salle Pleyel on the 21th (with the composer Philip Glass) and 22nd. From the early Radio Ethiopia, I have always been a major fan of this major poet, who also is a great photographer. (And of Philip Glass, as well!) But it seems a bit late to get tickets!