Performers: Arne Deforce (cello), Yutaka Oya (piano)
Playing time: 105'
Recording date: December 2007 (Bruges); released: 2008
Track breaks for Patterns in a Chromatic Field don't really mean anything, but are given with page numbers in the score for the recording.
This recording is here for Patterns in a Chromatic Field. I don't have any particular sustained interest in the other items.
Regarding the performance, this is a real tour-de-force. As noted in the main writeup, it's the interpretation that drives listing this recording, more so than the piece itself — Patterns in a Chromatic Field is more a transitional piece, and not in Feldman's full-fledged late-late style, although obviously it has its points of continued enjoyment. The technique from Arne Deforce on the cello in particular, and the way these musicians match timbres & overtones, is very impressive. This is a model Feldman interpretation in terms of attention to detail sustained over a long duration.
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