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Feldman, Morton: For Samuel Beckett (Hat [now] ART)


 

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UPC: 752156014225

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 142
Squidco Product Code: 7874

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded May 24 & 25, 1991 at Sendesaal Hessischer Rundfunk. 2006 2nd edition


Personnel:

Ensemble Modern-ensemble

Arturo Tamayo-conductor

Morton Feldman-compsoer

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1. Untitled 18:51

2. Untitled 24:45
descriptions, reviews, &c.

"For Samuel Beckett" is a late (1987) work, rich in detail and lush in sound (especially in relation to so many of his more austere pieces, early and late), but troubling, obsessed, claustrophobic in spite of its scope. Given their shared attraction to shadow (Feldman's music uses chiaroscuro in the way Beckett meticulously exploited darkness and light and the moods in between on the stage and on the page), it's perhaps surprising that Feldman's dedication didn't involve the starker textures of solo piano - an individual surrounded by ... nothing. In any case, this is not dazzling, but muted, orchestration; instrumental timbres and tonal colors emerge as if by chance and quickly disappear."-Art Lange

Related Categories of Interest:

Hat Art
Avant-Garde
Compositional Forms
March 2007
Limited Editions & Out of Print


 
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