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CD Review: For Bunita Marcus

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M. Feldman, For Bunita Marcus, I. Ilić

(released on October 23, 2015)
Paraty 135205 | 68'02"
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Muti presents Berlioz; Ilic explores Feldman
Washington Post, November 22
Ivan Ilić, a Serbian-American pianist living in Paris, records on a small label and chooses unusual repertory. A release last year, “The Transcendentalist,” brought together music by Alexander Scriabin, Morton Feldman and John Cage around the influence of the Transcendentalist authors of New England. That disc was the first part of a trilogy devoted to Feldman’s music, a set completed by his latest release, a recording of Feldman’s “For Bunita Marcus,” a 70-minute piano cycle completed in 1985, just two years before the American composer’s death.

“In my art,” Feldman said, “I feel myself dying very, very SLOWLY.” Listeners often have the same sensation... [Continue reading]
Ivan Ilić, piano
Morton Feldman, For Bunita Marcus

Bunita Marcus (Twitter: @bunitamuse)

Daniel Coombs, MORTON FELDMAN: For Bunita Marcus – Ivan Ilić, piano – Paraty (Audiophile Audition, October 18)

Andrew Clements, Feldman: For Bunita Marcus review – fluidity and impatience from pianist Ivan Ilić (The Guardian, October 8)

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