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Universal Edition - ★★★★ Morton Feldman: String Quartet No. 1

★★★★ Morton Feldman: String Quartet No. 1

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 04 July 2014

Morton Feldman, mode recordsAndrew Clements of The Guardian has reviewed Mode’s new release of a CD and DVD box set of Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No. 1, the Three Pieces, and Structures, all recorded by the FLUX Quartet.

Read the full review on The Guardian.

Excerpt from the liner notes by Linda Catlin Smith:

The String Quartet No. 1 is a work of far-reaching scope, even grandeur. It is long enough to get lost in, and yet it has many recurrences or near-recurrences that offer moments of familiarity within this strange and beautiful music. The piece ranges through many different territories: the chorale-like succession of soft chords followed by the quietest of single notes; dense pizzicato thickets and lonely pizzicato tones...

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