FELDMAN, MORTON - FOR BUNITA MARCUS (2LP)


"Morton Feldman, composition. Lenio Liatsou, piano. In the 1980's, Morton Feldman composed two large-sized pieces for his favourite instrument, the piano. Both pieces, 'Triadic Memories' (1981) and 'For Bunita Marcus' (1985), clock in at about 90 minutes. Both compositions are excellent examples of the group of works that they belong to: 'Triadic Memories' demonstrates the complexity and tonal opulence of Feldman's pattern compositions from 1977 through 1983, whereas 'For Bunita Marcus' shows the stripped-down, almost dismissive structures of his last works created from 1984 to 1987. Feldman himself described For Bunita Marcus as a piece in which he 'seriously grappled with the idea of meter'. 'I was very interested in this whole problem of meter and the bar line. I was so interested that I started to write a piece in which I took meter very seriously. I saw that nobody knew how to notate. Sometimes, Stravinsky! In my notation I'm close to Stravinsky; that is, meter and rhythm actually being simultaneous and also being more grid-oriented, a balance between rhythm and meter.'" (label info) comes in gatefold sleeve
soon in stock - please pre-order | AT| 2014| GOD RECORDS | 34.90


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