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2-CD set with recordings by the legendary 20th century avantgarde pianist performing compositions by (and with) John Cage, plus Sylvano Bussotti, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff.

Tudor, David
Music for Piano

Tudor, David: Music for Piano (Edition Rz)
Label: Edition Rz    
Released in: Germany    

"David Tudor, pianist - a profession, a vocation, a life. From 1950 until around 1965, David Tudor was the epitome of the pianist who could simply play anything. In fact, David Tudor was no longer a name, but an indication for instrumentation as dozens of pieces were written "for David Tudor". As early as 1960, after having conquered all of the challenges posed by serial piano music, Tudor began to differentiate between composers who filled him with life and those who left him cold - the focus of his repertory became crystallized. The main criterion for his choices were shaped by the part he would play as interpreter in the composition. He distinguished carefully between having a free choice among prefabricated parts - generally called aleatoric, as for example, Stockhausen's Klavierstück XI (dedicated, as his Klavierstücke V-VIII, to Tudor) - and indeterminate actions. In the first case, they have a tendency to "put me to sleep", whereby pieces that are less limiting led him to say, "I feel that I'm alive in every part of my consciousness". The program of these CDs portrays these distinctions."-Frank Hilberg

12-page booklet with liner notes in German and English.

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12-page booklet with liner notes in German and English.

Label: Edition Rz
Catalog ID: ed. Rz 1018-19
Squidco Product Code: 14129

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Various Recordings from the 1950s and 60s.


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Track Listing:

Disk 1:

1. Music For Piano 27 7:50

2. Music For Piano 22, 21, 32, 36 8:47

3. Music For Piano 27, 21, 32, 36 10:18

4. Variations I 2:21

5. Duo For Pianists I 4:13

6. Duo For Pianists I, Version 1957 II 4:35

7. Piano Piece For David Tudor III 7:25

8. Winter Music 5:10

9. Piece For Four Pianos 7:31

Disk 2:

1. Varitations II  1961 (Sony Music 1967) [ David Tudor · Klavier ] 26:53

2. Music For Piano 27, 21, 32, 35, 36  1955 (HR 1959) 12:27

3. Music For Piano 21, 22, 26, 29, 34, 36  1955 (WDR 1959) 13:19

4. Duo For Pianists I  1957, Version 2 (DR 1963) [ John Cage, David Tudor: pianos] 10:26

5. O-Ton  (DR 1963) 1:50