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Feldman: Atlantis / Vis, Frankfurt Radio Symphony


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Hathut Records   Catalog #: 206  
Composer:  Morton Feldman
Performer:  Han de Vries
Conductor:  Lucas Vis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony OrchestraPellegrini String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“As we relate to music in an on-going condition of becoming, and not (like painting) a state of being, we're able to experience these works much as Morton Feldman did, as they happen, with an equal sense of wonder and delight.” (Art Lange) A major figure in 20th-century music, Morton Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of Composers. Feldman’s works are characterized by notational innovations that he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms that seem to be free and floating, pitch shadings that seem softly unfocused, a generally quiet and slowly evolving music, and recurring asymmetric patterns. He wrote the title track of this album, Atlantis, in 1959. “As we relate to music in an on-going condition of becoming, and not (like painting) a state of being, we're able to experience these works much as Morton Feldman did, as they happen, with an equal sense of wonder and delight.” (Art Lange) A major figure in 20th-century music, Morton Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of Composers. Feldman’s works are characterized by notational innovations that he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms that seem to be free and floating, pitch shadings that seem softly unfocused, a generally quiet and slowly evolving music, and recurring asymmetric patterns. He wrote the title track of this album, Atlantis, in 1959. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Oboe and Orchestra by Morton Feldman
Performer:  Han de Vries (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lucas Vis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
2.
String Quartet and Orchestra by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Lucas Vis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Pellegrini String Quartet
3.
Atlantis by Morton Feldman
Conductor:  Lucas Vis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

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