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Morton Feldman, Julia Breuer, Matthias Engler, Elmar Schrammel

For Philip Guston (4CD box set)

Label: Wergo

Format: 4CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 stock* Performed by Julia Breuer (flutes), Matthias Engler (vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel, tubular bells), Elmar Schrammel (piano, celesta). Recorded 2007. One of Feldman's classic long-term late works, written in 1984. Wergo is proud to present Morton Feldman's four-hour-long trio For Philip Guston, performed by the ensemble Breuer-Engler-Schrammel. Feldman disagreed with those who regarded his works since the 1970s as being too long. 'In music, it's very difficult to distinguish between a thing's proportions and its form,' he wrote. 'My pieces aren't too long -- they seem to fit the temporal landscape I provide. Would you say that 'The Odyssey' is too long?' Feldman wrote this gossamer work in memory of his best friend of more than 20 years, the Canadian-born painter Philip Guston (1913-1980). The initial motive, C-G-A-fl at-E-fl at, refers to John Cage, who had introduced the two men to each other in 1950, and the sound world evokes the methods used by Guston and other Abstract Expressionists in their art.

Details
Cat. number: WER 6701 2
Year: 2008
Notes:
Card box, containing 2 2xCD jewel cases German booklet English booklet Recordings: 29 April to 3 May 2007, ZKM Karlsruhe. Manufactured in Austria. Printed in Austria.

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