Articles tagged 'Feldman'

Armchair Operas (and Voices) 15.

Even though Gould appears, this opera is about creativity and achievement, or mediocrity and failure depending upon your perspective.

Armchair Operas (and Voices) 15.

Even though Gould appears, this opera is about creativity and achievement, or mediocrity and failure depending upon your perspective.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

Piano Factory 28.

My favorite track is the Prelude from Bach’s Second English Suite which glows fantastically on Fender Rhodes.

String Theory 33: Mostly Cellos and Basses

The boldest surprise in Patterns in a Chromatic Field is how after ten minutes, plus or minus, the activity level plummets.

String Theory 33: Mostly Cellos and Basses

The boldest surprise in Patterns in a Chromatic Field is how after ten minutes, plus or minus, the activity level plummets.

Piano Factory 26.

With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.

Piano Factory 26.

With a blunt motif, 31 variations and a coda, Riotte’s Météorite et ses métamorphoses establishes itself as a concentrated chain of modernist miniatures.

Atopos Survey 4.

Atopos curates astonishing collections which must be sought out. Including this installment, we have covered everything that this unfamiliar label has released thus far.

Atopos Survey 4.

Atopos curates astonishing collections which must be sought out. Including this installment, we have covered everything that this unfamiliar label has released thus far.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 14.

Cage and Feldman criticize the river’s flow while standing in the middle of it. They talk about art and music, about creating and teaching, about how things just aren’t what they used to be.

Armchair Operas and Amusements 14.

Cage and Feldman criticize the river’s flow while standing in the middle of it. They talk about art and music, about creating and teaching, about how things just aren’t what they used to be.

Piano Factory 23.

Forsberg offers a program of doubly neglected works. First off, these are all pieces by women composers, and secondly, none of them fits easily into the big styles of the late 19th or early 20th century.

Piano Factory 23.

Forsberg offers a program of doubly neglected works. First off, these are all pieces by women composers, and secondly, none of them fits easily into the big styles of the late 19th or early 20th century.

Unsolicited Remarks

Even after bumping into derivatives and less artful followers, Lachenmann’s original acerbic brittleness still delights after a long absence.

Unsolicited Remarks

Even after bumping into derivatives and less artful followers, Lachenmann’s original acerbic brittleness still delights after a long absence.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Piano Factory 16. / (Dis)Arrangements 9: Liszt and Wagner

Liszt’s last pieces reflect little interest in pyrotechnics or showy glamour. They are curious about harmony and the spiritual world; some touch on historical subjects, but most all are reflective, even world-weary.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

Feldman’s SQ2 in Boston

There were rubberneckers who wandered in for shorter periods to catch a lingering glimpse of this anomaly, but about 80 of us stuck through to the transcendent end.

String Theory 17: 21 String Quartets

The versatile Kreutzer Quartet takes a whirl in the time machine and journeys to Australia for four string quartets composed between 1964 and ‘75.

String Theory 17: 21 String Quartets

The versatile Kreutzer Quartet takes a whirl in the time machine and journeys to Australia for four string quartets composed between 1964 and ‘75.

Feldmania

It feels so stupid to write about late Feldman. Those of us who take up the task can’t help but show off how much of a worthwhile effort it was to submit to the large time span. Let’s admit it, the cult of Feldman is a club where membership is gained through persistent endurance.

Feldmania

It feels so stupid to write about late Feldman. Those of us who take up the task can’t help but show off how much of a worthwhile effort it was to submit to the large time span. Let’s admit it, the cult of Feldman is a club where membership is gained through persistent endurance.