21/02/2011

Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel in San Francisco

Reading time: 1 min. Morton Feldman Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra present a combination of two profound works this week: Mozart’s Requiem and Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel.

Read a programme note on the SFS website, and listen to an audio excerpt online.

Performances are from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th February at the Davies Symphony Hall.


Update 25.02.2011

The first reviews of this concert have appeared:

“The piece is a virtuoso display of minimalist lyricism, and the few performers onstage gave it a mesmerizing performance.” (A Superb Rothko Chapel, Joshua Kosman in the San Francisco Chronicle)

“[Michael Tilson Thomas] recreated the unique sound world that set the composer apart from his colleagues.” (Alan Ulrich, Financial Times)

From Twitter:

@alexrossmusic Alex Ross
In all of 20-century music there is nothing more hauntingly beautiful than Rothko Chapel. #pronouncement

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