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Composer: Wolpe, Stefan (1902-1972)

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Year of birth1902
Year of death1972
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Milano Musica presents music by Morton Feldman in an art gallery

Morton Feldman in 1976; image by Rob Bogaerts
The contemporary music festival Milano Musica is this year dedicated to the works of Morton Feldman, a man who professed to be more influenced by contemporary art and Persian rugs than he was by other music. The concert took place in Gallerie d’Italia, a former bank now a contemporary art gallery, and pulled together pieces for violin and piano by Feldman and his American contemporaries.
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The art of fear, or the fear of art? The Rest is Noise with Karim Said

Karim Said  ©  Aiga Ozo
This Sunday, pianist Karim Said returned to the Southbank Centre to put Arnold Schoenberg under the microscope for a third and last time. Performing as part of the International Piano Series 2012/13 and the cataclysmic Rest is Noise festival, Said’s concerts have focused on the genesis of the Second Viennese School.
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Schoenberg before Beethoven: Peter Serkin in Vienna

Peter Serkin  ©  Kathy Chapman
Peter Serkin is a pianist of Brendelian demeanour whose interpretations of the classics are full of striking rhetorical contrasts: controlled but unpredictable dynamic extremes, always urgent and occasionally strident rhythmic expression, and a keyboard manner which is aloof one minute, playful the next.
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