Morton Feldman texts - words about Feldman
Complete contents of links assembled by Chris Villars (selections listed below, with Chris' permission)
Morton Feldman: A short biographical statement taken from Universal Edition's catalogue of Feldman scores. Reproduced here by kind permission of Universal Edition AG Wien. (Also available in German.)
A Reflection on the Genesis and History of "Three Voices": Notes by Joan La Barbara (1) , (2), (3), on her performance of the "long" version of "Three Voices" as part of the Feldman retrospective at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York, August 1996. "Three Voices" was dedicated to Joan La Barbara by Feldman. These notes are reproduced here with her kind permission. (Also available in a slightly different French version translated by Laurent Feneyrou.)
Morton Feldman Projekt: Programme notes (in German) by composer Karlheinz Essl for the Feldman Project which took place in 1994 in the SCHÖMER-HAUS in Klosterneuberg, Austria, played by the group "Klangforum Vienna". Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
Feldman meets Beckett: An extract from James Knowlson's book Damned to Fame. The Life of Samuel Beckett in which he describes the meeting between Feldman and Beckett in Berlin in September 1976, reproduced here by kind permission of the author and his publishers.
On Playing Feldman: Notes written by John Tilbury to accompany his CD recording of Feldman's solo piano work "For Bunita Marcus" on the LondonHALL label. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author. (Also available in German.)
The Note Man and the Word Man: An interview with Feldman about composing the music for Samuel Beckett's radio play Words and Music. The interview took place in New York on March 10, 1987 and was conducted by Everett C. Frost. This transcript is reproduced here with his kind permission.
The Ecstasy of the Moment: The complete notes written by Frank Denyer and James Fulkerson to accompany the 3CD set of Feldman works performed by The Barton Workshop released in 1997 on the Etcetera label (KTC 3003). Reproduced here by kind permission of the authors. (Also available in French and in German.)
Guston and Feldman: Extracts from Musa Mayer's book Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston in which she describes the relationship between these two men. Reproduced here with her kind permission. Includes an image of Guston's painting "Friend - To M.F." (Also available in German.)
Coming Face to Face with Feldman: Original notes by Richard Bjorkman describing his encounters with Feldman in the 1960s.
Introduction to "Spaces": Notes written by Tom Johnson as an introduction to his piano piece "Spaces" (1969) in which he describes his experience of studying with Feldman. Reproduced here with his kind permission.
Three Feldman Articles from The Village Voice: Articles by Tom Johnson which originally appeared in the New York weekly The Village Voice between 1973 and 1978. Reproduced here by kind permission of the author.
Music on Canvas: An introduction to Feldman and his music by Damon Krukowski. This originally appeared in the Tower Records classical music magazine Pulse! (December 1997, Issue 166). Reproduced here by kind permission of the author and Tower Records.
Feldman CD Liner Notes: Notes written by Peter Niklas Wilson to accompany Feldman CDs on the WERGO and CPO labels. Reproduced here with his kind permission. (Also available in French and in German.)
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Biography / Discography from New Albion Records
National Gallery of Art - Rothko Web Feature
Good information, phtographs, and reproductions, divided into six sections:
myths and symbols
the classic paintings
Philip Guston - -
Guston: Roma # 1 (1958)
Guston and Feldman: Extracts from Musa Mayer's book Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston in which she describes the relationship between these two men. Reproduced here with her kind permission.