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Composer: Feldman, Morton (1926-1987)

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Year of birth1926
Year of death1987
NationalityUnknown
PeriodContemporary
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LondonOliver Knussen conducts Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

Oliver Knussen conducts Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Cage, Wolpe, Marsey, Birtwistle, Feldman, Varèse
Oliver Knussen; Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

LondonICMS: Colin Currie & Nicolas Hodges

© Linda Nylund
Feldman, Stockhausen, Birtwistle
Colin Currie; Nicolas Hodges

LondonSlow: For John Cage

© Frances Marshall
Feldman: For John Cage
Darragh Morgan; John Tilbury; Unknown

LondonYoung Artists’ Series, Americana ‘18: George Barton & Siwan Rhys

Wubbels, Feldman, Leith
George Barton; Siwan Rhys

CologneConcert in the Cologne Cathedral

Feldman, Streich
Gürzenich Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Laura Aikin; Vokalensemble Kölner Dom
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Restless tranquility: Cikada ensemble plays Feldman

Morton Feldman © Rob Bogaerts / Anefo
With Morton Feldman's Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, the Cikada ensemble embarked on a unsettlingly calming exploration of life itself.
****1
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The Music of Silence: Steven Osborne at Milton Court

Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Pianist Steven Osborne explored stillness in music in an intense and beautifully-controlled performance of works by American composers Morton Feldman and George Crumb.
*****
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Either/Or's Phenomenal Philip Guston

Morton Feldman © Rob Bogaerts
After four and a half hours of glacial, repetitive, soporifically quiet music... the crowd goes wild! This was the scene at Issue Project Room on Sunday evening as three members from the Either/Or Ensemble concluded Morton Feldman’s monumental trio For Philip Guston.
*****
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Liszt under inspection from Marino Formenti at the New York Phil Biennial

Marino Formenti © Gyula Fodor
Marino Formenti only briefly introduced his eclectic whirlwind recital, “Liszt Inspections”, before calling out “Good luck!” and diving into one of the most attention-grabbing sequences of music that I’ve ever witnessed.
***11
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Spectacular Feldman with Apartment House at The Rest is Noise

Morton Feldman  ©  François Lacour
“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Do something else to it”. These are Morton Feldman’s own words on his Patterns in a Chromatic Field. And they are a concise and accurate description of what occurs during the piece. Patterns... is one of Feldman’s later works, composed in 1981.
*****
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