Illusions for Piano [Morton Feldman in New Music Quarterly, July, 1950].
First edition of Morton Fedman’s first piano work (1950) to appear in print, one of his earliest compositions and one of his earliest published works: “Feldman’s aesthetic crystallized in the early 1950s when he became associated with John Cage, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff and David Tudor. His strongest influence, however, came from New York abstract expressionist painters. Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and especially Philip Guston stimulated Feldman to imagine a sound world unlike any he had ever heard.” (Steve Johnson)
The second portion of this title contains “Four Cantos” by Seymour Shifrin. A very brief biographical of both composers appears at the end.
Description: Illusions for Piano [Morton Feldman in New Music Quarterly, July, 1950].
New York: New Music. July, 1950. 14, pp. Small quarto wrappers with small abrasion to front cover, short closed tear near gutter of title-page, two music library stamps, very good.