Feldman - Patterns in a Chromatic Field | Brilliant Classics 9401

Feldman - Patterns in a Chromatic Field

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 9401

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 2nd December 2013

Contents

Artists

Marco Simonacci (cello)
Giancarlo Simonacci (piano)
Fabio Frapparelli (horn)
Paola Ronchetti (soprano)
Ilaria Severo (soprano)

Works

Feldman, Morton

Durations I-IV
» II
Intersection IV
Patterns in a Chromatic Field
Pieces (2) for cello and piano
Projection I
Songs (4) to poems by E E Commings
Two Instruments
Voices and Cello

Artists

Marco Simonacci (cello)
Giancarlo Simonacci (piano)
Fabio Frapparelli (horn)
Paola Ronchetti (soprano)
Ilaria Severo (soprano)

About

American composer Morton Feldman is best known for being a founding member of the New York School, a group of musicians and artists that pursued an experimental style of composition in the 1950s and 60s.

His works for cello and piano are included in full in this special collection. Among the composerís earlier works is the Two Pieces (1948), characterised by its emphatic chromaticism, in keeping with the avant‐garde style of the era.

After having met John Cage in 1950, and forming the New York School, there was a change in Feldmanís compositional style. Among the works from this era are several indeterminate works, such as Projection 1 and Intersection 4.

The final stage in Feldmanís compositional career dates from the post‐1970s, when Feldman had moved from New York to take up a professorship at the University of Buffalo. Compositions from this time include Patterns in a chromatic field, a work full of chains of melodic cells repeated with subtle variations in pitch or melody, which relies on the impulses of the performer.

The works are performed here by the Italian musicians Marco Simonacci (cello), Giancarlo Simonacci (piano), Fabio Frapparelli (horn), and Paola Ronchetti and Ilaria Severo (sopranos), Each has an international reputation as a performer and recording artist.

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