Piano and String Quartet: Morton Feldman, Vol. 4

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Composed two years before his death, the ultra-impressionistic Piano and String Quartet is one of the most beguiling of Feldman's late works. With its chords based on semitones, this nearly 80-minute, single movement work floats in a typical Feldmanesque haze, yet progresses with a forward moving determination and logic that sets it apart from some of Feldman's more static pieces of this period. This gorgeous performance by Vicki Ray and the Eclipse Quartet has an almost erotically sensual quality. Turn down the lights, get comfortable and prepare to be enveloped in an aural experience of exceptional warmth and depth. These other Morton Feldman works are on Bridge: for Christian Wolff (BRIDGE 9279A/C); Crippled Symmetry (BRIDGE 9092A/B); for Philip Guston (BRIDGE 9078A/D) "This glowing yet understated account represents a near-ideal vision of the piece, treading a sometimes precarious path between cold, expressionless objectivity and irrelevantly overheated personal expression." - The Strad



“Still, delicate, reverent, simultaneously every-repeating and changing, it’s a miracle. It pulls off the trick of being both infinite and concise. Highly recommended.” - Fanfare

“Feldman’s music is an acquired taste, but if you have never listened to it, this work is an excellent place to start. If you do know his music, and don’t have this work, then you should. Period.” - MusicWeb International

“This release continues Bridge’s excellent work for Feldman: their recording of For Christian Wolff was fascinating, as is this. Recommended.” - Tempo

"If any single piece epitomises the beauty and hypnotic power of Morton Feldman's final works, it is Piano and String Quartet, composed in 1985, just two years before his death. This poised, ravishing recording comes with an outstanding sleeve note by the composer David Lang." - The Guardian



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Morton Feldman

Vicki Ray, piano
Eclipse Quartet


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94989446, 9420, 9279A/C, 9092A/B, 9078A/D