One of the many reasons to be glad its not 1910.... Gathering small audiences together worldwide.
This weekend an (almost) never to be repeated performance of Morton Feldman's String Quartet (II), which takes six hours without a break, will be broadcast live on the new music service of WQXR, called Q2. The many readers of this blog who insist that contemporary music can only express unease will be shocked at the beauty of Feldman's music -- and people who call Tiger Woods an athlete will be astonished at four people performing a complex and demanding piece of that length.
Friday, April 9, 2010
at 6:56 AM