ALECK KARIS: WEBERN, WOLPE & FELDMAN

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In 1950, Morton Feldman met John Cage after a performance of Webern’s Symphony. Feldman walked up to Cage and said, “Wasn’t that beautiful?” Their mutual admiration for Webern began a life-long friendship. Feldman had been studying with Stefan Wolpe for five years. Feldman wrote: “…at eighteen I found myself with Stefan Wolpe. But all we did was argue about music, and I felt I was learning nothing.” Later in life Feldman acknowledged Wolpe’s influence. Aleck Karis, longtime pianist for Speculum Musicae, plays a program of key works by this essential triumvirate.

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Stefan Wolpe: Form (1959)

Morton Feldman:
Piano (1977)

Stefan Wolpe: Form IV: Broken Sequences (1969)

Anton Webern: Variations, op. 27 (1936)

Morton Feldman: Palais de Mari (1986)


Aleck Karis, piano


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