Thursday, January 10, 2008

Let the sunshine on Morton Feldman

Nice riff going over on today's post about 'noises off' on recordings, and a comment from Brussels arrived just as I was enjoying Stephane Ginsburgh's new CD of Morton Feldman's For Bunita Marcus.

This excellent CD is notable for two reasons. First, Stephane Ginsburgh is one of the new generation of 'smart' Euro-pianists who play contemporary music with their heads as well as their hands - Daan Vandewalle and Jeroen van Veen are others. Check out Ginsburgh's website to see what I mean.

The second reason to comment on this new release are the sleeve notes. There aren't any. Except for these words - 'recorded by Daniel Léon at Igloo Studio, Brussels, April 1st, 2006, a sunny day'. Looking at that date I suspect a joke.

We're off to Belgium in February to hear lots of Morton Feldman and John Cage. Meanwhile, hear more 'noises off' here and here.
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Email received:

Concertonet’s Simon Corley did a hilarious review, in French, of a performance of Fedlman’s 4 hours and so long 2nd string quartet at :
http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID_review=2627

Pliable said...

Email received:

Thank you very much for your message and comment.I am glad you appreciated "For Bunita Marcus".

One more recording, and the complete music will be published by Sub Rosa in a nice box with a documentary about the last recording sessions.

Looking forward to reading you again, and wishing you an excellent year!

Best, Stephane N. Ginsburgh

http://www.ginsburgh.net