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Da Camera presents For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman (excerpt)
Seeded by dacameraofhouston on 17 Aug 2015
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Author: Da Camera of Houston
Performed on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas by Claire Chase, flute, alto flute, piccolo; Steven Schick, percussion; Sarah Rothenberg, piano/celesta In the contemplative setting of Rothko Chapel, Da Camera presents a performance of Morton Feldman's monumental masterpiece For Philip Guston, completed 30 years ago on November 9, 1984. Written in memory of his close friend, from whom the composer had been estranged for over ten years, this moving late work encompasses all that the fiercely independent composer invented in music. Scored for flute/piccolo, percussion and piano, this rarely performed serene and majestic work is a four-hours plus marathon. Sarah Rothenberg on Morton Feldman's For Philip Guston: "For Da Camera's 25th Anniversary season, back in 2013 we offered a free performance of Feldman's "ROTHKO CHAPEL" in Rothko Chapel and recorded the work. Steve Schick was the percussionist and at that time said to me, "Now we need to do FOR PHILIP GUSTON, "