Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Morton Feldman: Complete Chronological Catalogue on Spotify

"We do not hear what we hear..., only what we remember."  - Morton Feldman

"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 also including John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown. 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; recurring asymmetric patterns. His later works, after 1977, also begin to explore extremes of duration." - Wikipedia

This playlist is a collection of Feldman's works sorted in chronological order, after the list on this Feldman site. From First Piano Sonata [(To Bela Bartok)] (1943), to For Samuel Beckett (1987). Two Mode albums have wrong metadata, like Variation for Piano in this album was tagged as Nature Pieces. I have informed Spotify about this issue, and compiled the playlist using the right tracks, despite the wrong titles. Correct trackslists of the two albums here: 1, 2.

Get this collection in one Spotify playlist: Morton Feldman: Complete Chronological Catalogue (277 tracks, total time: 49 hours) Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. If you are not familiar with this composer, try Coptic Light, Trio, Three Voices, and the Dance Suite first.

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