Morton Feldman “Piano” 5CD box set


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5-CD box set presenting virtually all of Morton Feldman’s music for solo piano. Performed by Philip Thomas, who also writes a 52-page booklet that is included in the box. The presentation is exquisite, Thomas’ liners illuminate the work, and the music itself remains extraordinary.

Everything about this six-hour, five-disc box set radiates the care, attention-to-detail and , yes, love that has been invested in producing it….absolutely essential.  Forget about albums-of-the-week, end of year lists and so forth; Morton Feldman Piano seems destined to be played, discussed and cherished for many years to come. A historic five-star release – John Eyles

Throughout you’re aware of how thoroughly Thomas grasps the architecture of the music, and how deeply this sensitivity is grounded inside an intimate communion with the resonant swells and overtones of Feldman. Again and again I was reminded of Bach playing of the highest order as Thomas’s crystalline clear orientation around line makes the motility between contrapuntal lines dance internally –  Philip Clark, The Wire

Thomas’s authoritative playing shows why Feldman’s keyboard music is some of the most important of the last century – The Guardian.