Structures

Morton Feldman

Structures has been performed in Aarau, Aberdeen, Borås, Montréal, Ottawa and Sheffield…

(…) One of the most remarkable pieces (…) is “Structures for String Quartet” (1951). It is a classical string quartet without sonata development, without serial development in general without benefit of clergy. Like Emily Dickinson’s best poems, it does not seem to be what it is until all questions of “seeming” have disappeared in its own projection. Its form reveals itself after its meaning is revealed, as Dickinson’s passion ingnores her dazzling technique. As with several other Feldman pieces, if you cannot hear “Structures”, I doubt that studying the score would be a help, though it is a thouroughly notated field of dynamic incident, whose vertical elements are linked through some sort of shy contrapuntal stimulation of great delicacy and tautness.

Frank O’Hara(quoted from: Morton Feldman Essays: edited by Walter Zimmermann beginners press, Cologne 1985)

Structures

  • Morton Feldman
  • Year of composition: 1951
  • Instrumentation: string quartet

Concerts

12 Augu 2000
Série QB
CageFeldmanSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
18 Augu 2000
CageFeldman
Sheffield (Vermont, USA)
20 Octo 2000
Série QB
BlaisFeldmanIvesMariner
Montréal (Québec)
17 Dece 2000
Série QB
BlaisFeldmanMarinerRisticSokolović
Montréal (Québec)
6 May 2001
11:00 am
FeldmanPisaroWolff
Aarau (Switzerland)
29 July 2012
11:00 am
CageFeldmanMiller
Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
9 Sept 2012
4:00 pm
CageFeldmanFrey
Borås (Sweden)
28 Octo 2016
2:00 pm
CageFeldmanFerneyhoughIvesOesterleStravinskyWebern
Free admission
Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)