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Rothko Chapel: Morton Feldman - Erik Satie - John Cage

Kim Kashkashian, Sarah Rothenberg, Steven Schick, Houston Chamber Choir, Robert Simpson

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1.1
Rothko Chapel
Morton Feldman; Kim Kashkashian; Sarah Rothenberg; Steven Schick; Sonja Bruzauskas; Lauren Snouffer; Houston Chamber Choir; Robert Simpson
26:21
1.2
Gnossienne No. 4
Erik Satie; Sarah Rothenberg
3:36
1.3
Four²
John Cage; Houston Chamber Choir; Robert Simpson
6:29
1.4
Ogive No. 1
Erik Satie; Sarah Rothenberg
3:04
1.5
ear For Ear (Antiphonies)
John Cage; Houston Chamber Choir; Robert Simpson
4:09
1.6
Ogive No. 2
Erik Satie; Sarah Rothenberg
3:08
1.7
Gnossienne No. 1
Erik Satie; Sarah Rothenberg
5:17
1.8
Five
John Cage; Houston Chamber Choir; Robert Simpson
5:07
1.9
Gnossienne No. 3
Erik Satie; Sarah Rothenberg
3:31
1.10
In a Landscape
John Cage; Sarah Rothenberg
9:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:24
"Four Stars ... the perfect introductory record for those who need an introduction to the increasingly world-conquering musician ... surrounding repertoire, performance and engineering level conspire to make this the definitive version of one of Morton Feldman’s definitive works."
- The Buffalo News

This album explores the musical relationships that existed between Morton Feldman, Erik Satie and John Cage, starting with the title piece, Feldman’s Rothko Chapel, named for the interfaith chapel in Houston housing Mark Rothko’s site-specific paintings. Cage was inspired by Satie and Feldman was inspired by Cage while Rothko was inspired by modern music including Feldman and Cage. In 2011, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel, a concert was held bringing together works by the three composers. That programme is reprised on this recording, performed by violist Kim Kashkashian and keyboardist Sarah Rothenberg, supported by solo vocalists, percussion and the Houston Chamber Choir.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Cage and Satie recorded May 2012 at Stude Hall, Rice University in Houston
Feldman recorded February 2013 at The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater, Asia Society Texas Center
Programme: Sarah Rothenberg
Tonmeister: Judith Sherman
Engineer: Andrew Bradley
Editing assistant: Jeanne Velonis
Mastered at MSM Studio, Munich by Judith Sherman and Christoph Stickel
Liner photos: Pin Lim, Claire Stefani (p. 8),
Ben Doyle (p. 14), Hickey Robertson (p. 26)
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Judith Sherman

Artworks on canvas by Mark Rothko © 1998 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Artworks on paper by Mark Rothko © 2015 by Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko
Publisher:
Universal Edition, London and New York (Feldman) Edition Peters, London, Leipzig and New York (Cage) Public Domain (Satie)

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