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Morton Feldman: Piano and String Quartet / Vicki Ray

Album Summary

>Feldman, Morton : Piano and String Quartet
Performer Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composed two years before his death, the ultra-impressionistic Piano and String Quartet is one of the most beguiling of Feldman's late works. With its chords based on semitones, this nearly 80-minute, 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 Feldman's more static pieces of this period. This gorgeous performance by Vicki Ray and the Eclipse Quartet has an almost erotically sensual quality. Turn down the lights, get comfortable and prepare to be enveloped in an aural experience of exceptional warmth and depth. These other Morton Feldman works are on Bridge: for Christian Wolff (BRIDGE 9279A/C); Crippled Symmetry (BRIDGE 9092A/B); for Philip Guston (BRIDGE 9078A/D).

Fanfare Magazine - Robert Carl
So, highly recommended, and this is a great enough work that even if you have the Takahashi/Kronos, you'll benefit from having this release as well. And if you are a first-time buyer, you can't go wrong with the Bridge, either.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena, CA (02/08/2011).


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Works Details

>Feldman, Morton : Piano and String Quartet
  • Performer: Vicki Ray (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Eclipse Quartet
  • Running Time: 79 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985