Sep 04, 2017 before feldman died in 1987, his music became increasingly expansive and more silent. Cd, album, club elektra nonesuch, elektra nonesuch. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The late morton feldman s legendary monolithic string quartet finally comes to compact disc almost 20 years after it was written, and some after it was debuted by the kronos quartet for the cbc as a live broadcast. I dont have the endurance for a recording of string quartet no. It is a recording of one of morton feldmans final works. Violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, piano sheet music book by morton feldman 19261987. The flux quartet performance is complete, lasting a total of 6 hours 7 minutes and 7 seconds. Morton feldman was born on january 12, 1926 and is considered a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental new york school of composers also including john cage, christian wolff, and earle brown. Many of feldman s late works are quite lengthy, and this work is no exception.
Piano and string quartet and for bunita marcus each fill an eighty minute cd. Morton feldman, kronos quartet, aki takahashi feldman. Morton feldman kronos quartet with aki takahashi piano. Piano and string quartet by eclipse quartet vicki ray on amazon music. Jun 23, 2017 morton feldman piano and string quartet 1985 duration.
Ue now digital product printed product morton feldman. Clarinet and string quartet has its own sound, texture, and point of view. While much of feldmans later music is long in duration, this was his endurance test. It is a recording of one of morton feldman s final works. The late morton feldmans legendary monolithic string quartet finally comes to compact disc almost 20 years after it was written, and some after it was debuted by the kronos quartet for the cbc as a live broadcast. I attempted the quintuplet cd set, sampling several cds per day for two weeks, and then later started and stopped the single dvda over a week. Contrasting aki takahashis widelyspaced piano arpeggios with kronos quartets extended chords, feldman allows lingering sounds from either the piano or the strings to haze over many of the pieces nearsilences.
This recording of the piece dates from january 2017 at henry wood hall, where it was recorded by simon reynell. The second quartet is well known for lasting six hours and demanding extreme endurance from its players. Hamelin thinks of for bunita marcus as a kind of alternate. Shifting, unsettling, and yet every bit hypnotic, pianist aki takahashi and the worldrenowned kronos quartet conjure up the ghost of feldman to wander the streets of new york as if they were abandoned. Before feldman died in 1987, his music became increasingly expansive and more silent. Morton feldman once called the string quartet the pinnacle of western music, and his longterm interest in the genre certainly flourished in his later years. Morton feldman s piano and string quartet may 2, 2016 march 3, 2017 f. Piano piece 1964 4 piano piece to philip guston 8 piano, violin, viola. Morton feldman, kronos quartet with aki takahashi piano and. Jan 17, 2002 in his later years, american composer morton feldman wrote long compositions. Here you can buy and download music mp3 morton feldman. Many of feldmans late works are quite lengthy, and this work is no exception.
His 1979 string quartet was followed first by his epic, fivehour string quartet ii 1983 and then by a series of works for solo instrument and string quartet, including ones with. Morton feldman piano and string quartet 1985 duration. You can buy latest album early piano 2000 morton feldman. Find details of any artist or track and save your favorite tracks in our custom playlist. Piano and string quartet performed by the kronos quartet and aki takahashi or below from the midsummer chamber music festival at the harpa concert hall, reykjavik, iceland. Good paul driver, the sunday times london, 27 july 2003 morton feldman late works with clarinet three clarinets, cello and piano. String quartet features a 1979penned composition by morton feldman, recorded by the highlyregarded dutch group known as the charles ives ensemble. Morton feldman download all classical songs morton. Feldmans works are characterized by notational innovations that he developed to create his. Shifting, unsettling, and yet every bit hypnotic, pianist aki takahashi and the worldrenowned kronos quartet conjure up the ghost of feldman to wander the streets of new york as if they were abandon. Durations 1, for alto flute, piano, violin and cello 1960.
Peeling away from the aleatoric musical notation which defined his early 1950s work and opting for the conventional performing forces of the string quartet, feldman manages nonetheless to liberate sound from structure, from dramatic expectation, from instruments and space. Morton feldman edition 7 late works with clarinet mode records. Morton feldman, kronos quartet with aki takahashi piano. In his later years, american composer morton feldman wrote long compositions. A meandering clarinet line blends into and colors the string quartet sound, generating a hybrid timbre. Group for contemporary music benjamin hudson, violon carol zeavin, violon lois martin, alto joshua gordon, violoncelle.
Morton feldman composer 19261987 play streams in full or download mp3 from. Written two years before his death in 1987, morton feldman s piano and string quartet is a shimmering, pristine musical event. The only name many people may recognize from that list is cage, but the new york school as a group of artists included more than just. Listen online 7 songs from for bunita marcus 2000 morton feldman. Piano and string quartet, an album by morton feldman, kronos quartet on spotify. Morton feldman, kronos quartet with aki takahashi piano and string quartet. Feldman s minimalist tendencies come to fruition, but theres also an element of shock and incidentdriven variations amid eversoslight tonal variations that surface within unusual circumstances. Durations 5, for violin, cello, horn, vibraphone, harp, and piano or celeste. With its chords based on semitones, this nearly 80minute, single movement work floats in a typical feldmanesque haze, yet progresses with a forward moving determination and logic that sets it apart from some of feldmans more static pieces of this period. Throughout the 1970s feldman had written many works for orchestra, including his outstanding still life concerto works ie, cello and orchestra, piano. If you are considering this score, you probably know what youre getting into.
Extensions i, for john cage, piece for violin and piano, projection 4, spring of chosroes, vertical. In february, 1981 the string quartet was performed at the calarts contemporary music festival, and feldman later said that the audience was so full of tension that it was like a lynch mob. Morton feldman, group for contemporary music string quartet. While much of feldman s later music is long in duration, this was his endurance test. Download the qobuz apps for smartphones, tablets and computers, and listen to your purchases wherever you go. Feldman has spoken about the focuses of form versus scale in his composition, saying that, when a piece passes the 90minute mark the concentration becomes on balancing the scale of the work. Feldman morton suny archive 06 string quartet and orchestra. By the 1971 three clarinets, cello, and piano, feldman had perfected his mature language. Feldmans minimalist tendencies come to fruition, but theres also an element of shock and incidentdriven variations amid eversoslight tonal variations that surface within unusual circumstances.1639 1092 335 1571 191 601 216 1311 1153 1373 404 357 264 1640 760 1341 582 406 331 598 397 1378 1246 993 985 1314 1437 1319 1309 614 1265 78 35 475