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The New York School: Feldman, Cage, Wolff, Brown

Ensemble Avantgarde
Release Date: 12/02/2014 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 6131865   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Morton FeldmanChristian WolffEarle BrownJohn Cage
Performer:  Ralf MielkeSteffen Schleiermacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Avantgarde
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

New York in the 1950s. Ambitious creative spirits from many different backgrounds met in the Cedar Bar and engaged in lively discussions about the future of art and music. They included the artists Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns and the composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earl Brown, and Christian Wolff. Steffen Schleiermacher has taken a closer look at this explosive mix with his Ensemble Avantgarde and presents astonishing new findings: although the four composers often appeared as a group, their works are radically different – a fascinating journey back to the times of volcanic-force creative probing and questioning. New York in the 1950s. Ambitious creative spirits from many different backgrounds met in the Cedar Bar and engaged in lively discussions about the future of art and music. They included the artists Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns and the composers John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earl Brown, and Christian Wolff. Steffen Schleiermacher has taken a closer look at this explosive mix with his Ensemble Avantgarde and presents astonishing new findings: although the four composers often appeared as a group, their works are radically different – a fascinating journey back to the times of volcanic-force creative probing and questioning. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Why Patterns by Morton Feldman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Avantgarde
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
2.
In Between Pieces by Christian Wolff
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 
Notes: 1st Version 
3.
Folio by Earle Brown
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; USA 
4.
In Between Pieces by Christian Wolff
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 
Notes: 2nd Version 
5.
Two by John Cage
Performer:  Ralf Mielke (Flute), Steffen Schleiermacher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 

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