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Morton Feldman: Orchestra

Feldman / Deutsches Symphonie-orchester / Lubman
Release Date: 10/24/2011 
Label:  Mode   Catalog #: 238   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Morton Feldman
Performer:  Martha Culver
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A disc like this really is impossible to criticize in terms of performance. These works all involve a degree of randomness; some use graphic notation. They are, one and all, studies in texture and sound-mass, and despite a superficial resemblance to the usual avant-garde "squeak-bloop" school, they are beautifully shaped--true "sound sculptures". Even in his least conventional pieces Morton Feldman always gives the impression that he knows where he wants the music to go, and everything he writes is informed by a really exquisite sense of timbre and color. The result is compelling, and these performances do the music full justice. Voice and Instruments is particularly impressive. Martha Culver has a lovely, pure soprano Read more that weaves in and out of the instrumental texture with poetic effect. The engineering also is extremely fine. A major addition to the Feldman discography, especially considering that these are all first recordings.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Intersection by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Venue:  Great Hall, Haus es Rundfunks, Berlin, G 
Length: 13 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2. Structures for Orchestra, for orchestra by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1962 
Venue:  Great Hall, Haus es Rundfunks, Berlin, G 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3. On Time and the Instrumental Factor, for orchestra by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1969 
Venue:  Great Hall, Haus es Rundfunks, Berlin, G 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4. Voice and Instruments, for soprano & orchestra by Morton Feldman
Performer:  Martha Culver ()
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1972 
Venue:  Great Hall, Haus es Rundfunks, Berlin, G 
Length: 16 Minutes 28 Secs. 
5. Orchestra, for orchestra by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Bradley Lubman
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1976 
Venue:  Great Hall, Haus es Rundfunks, Berlin, G 
Length: 17 Minutes 40 Secs. 

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