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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Morton Feldman

"It is therefore not merely of anecdotal interest to document Feldman'splaying and that of his first interpreters, for here it is made clear howmuch Feldman's entire oeuvre developed from this approach. He shifted the implicit precedence of artistic realization from a negligible peripheral issue to the center of his focus. From here on, the traditional musical parameters of harmony, form, time, instrumentation and arrangement are stripped of their essential features and in Feldman's playing, are heard again anew. The present recordings, primarily from Feldman's early period, present different solutions to the same problem. ..." (From the liner notes)