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Book Review: Give My Regards to Eight Street, by Morton Feldman

Composer Morton Feldman was a voluble man, but he didn’t write much down. He taught and gave lectures, but his collected writings fit in this book, Give My Regards to Eight Street (Amazon.com, Amazon UK). At just over 200 pages, it contains articles about art and music, and liner notes and program notes for some […]

CD Notes: The Transcendentalist, Music by Scriabin, Cage, and Feldman

Listened to this recording a few times yesterday and today to review for MusicWeb. Great stuff. A nice selection of calm music, including a good performance of Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari. Includes a work by a young composer, Scott Mollschleger, in the Feldmanesque vein.

(Amazon.com, Amazon UK)

Art in its relation to life is nothing more than a glove turned inside out. It seems to have the same shapes and contours, but it can never be used for the same purpose. Art teaches nothing about life, just as life teaches us nothing about art.

Morton Feldman

Create a Morton Feldman iTunes Radio Station; in Name, at Least

Not long ago, I wrote that I was disappointed that I couldn’t create a Morton Feldman station on iTunes Radio. I tried again today: Now, that’s progress. If you’d like to share my Morton Feldman iTunes Radio station, you can add it to your iTunes by clicking this link. Let’s show the world that there […]

John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation, 1967

Listening to a recent recording of Morton Feldman’s For John Cage today (on this new recording of his Works for violin and piano, I searched on the web for some information about Feldman and Cage, and found these very fascinating recordings of the two of them in conversation, recorded for WBAI in 1967, and available […]

CD Review: Morton Feldman, Piano & String Quartet

When music is at its best, it can take us places. It can transport us to other worlds. It can elicit new feelings within us, and it can change the way we see the world. Music is much more than just enjoyable sounds, if we are willing to let it enter into our inner selves. […]

Essential Music: Morton Feldman

Synchronicity is such that I just received the latest issue of the New Yorker, which contains a very interesting article about Morton Feldman, who is now considered to be one of the greatest American composers of the twentieth century. I say synchronicity because it was only a few weeks ago that I discovered Feldman’s music, […]