Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987

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Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987) was best known for his association with the New York School of experimentalist musicians, including composers John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown, and pianist David Tudor. In addition to composing approximately 150 works, Feldman also wrote more than three dozen articles about various aspects of music and art. Feldman was a member of the music department faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1972-1987. During those years he served as Slee Professor of Music 1972-1973, Edgar Varèse Professor 1975-1987, and Director of the Center of the Cre ative and Performing Arts, 1976-1980. He was also responsible for creating the June in Buffalo festival of contemporary music in 1975.

From the description of Collection of Morton Feldman manuscripts, 1961-1969. (SUNY at Buffalo). WorldCat record id: 57832794

Composer born Jan. 12, 1926 in New York City and died Sept. 3, 1987. He was best known for his association with composers John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown, who along with pianist David Tudor developed a style of experimental music and music-making known as the New York School. Feldman was a member of the music faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1972 to 1987. During those years he served as Slee Professor of Music 1972-1973, Edgar Varèse Professor 1975-1987, and Director of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts, 1976-1980. He was also responsible for creating the June in Buffalo festival of contemporary music in 1975.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1999. (SUNY at Buffalo). WorldCat record id: 44648863

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creatorOf Mosko, Stephen L. [The Stephen "Lucky" Mosko collection, 1980-2000]. Harvard University, Loeb Music Library
creatorOf Ferrata, Giuseppe, 1865-1928. Gavotte / by Ferrata ; orchestrated by M. Feldman. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Foss, Lukas, 1922-2009. Evenings for new music : [programs], 1964-1980. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Ixion / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Vertical thoughts 5 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Eleven instruments / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. For Frank O'Hara [music] : Vertical thoughts 3 / Morton Feldman. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Chorus and instruments II : 1967 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two intermissions / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Vertical thoughts 4 : for piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intervals I / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Papers, 1950-1999. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Photographs of musicians [graphic] / John Gruen, 1960-1979 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intermission 5 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Four instruments : violin, cello, chimes and piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Projection 1 : for solo cello / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Why patterns? / M. Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Instruments : [I] / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. The O'Hara songs / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Christian Wolff in Cambridge : 1963 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intersection 3 : for piano solo / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Altman, Leonard, 1920-1996. Leonard Altman papers, 1930-1995. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Chorus and instruments / Morton Feldman. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Tudor, David, 1926-. David Tudor Papers, 1943-1989 (bulk 1950-1965). Getty Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intersection 2 : for piano solo / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Between categories : piano, chimes, violin, violoncello (2 of each instrument) / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intersection #1 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Numbers / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intersection 4 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Projection 2 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Projection 3 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Extensions 1 : for violin and piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Alabama song / [composed by] Weill ; [arr. by] Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Vertical thoughts 2 : for violin and piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Durations 4 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Crippled symmetry / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Dept. Recordings of June in Buffalo, 1975-1978, 1980. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano (three hands) / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Spring of Chosroes / Morton Feldman. Library of Congress
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two pieces for three pianos / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two pieces for clarinet and string quartet / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Gracia, Orlando J. For Morton : in memory of Morton Feldman / by Orlando J. García. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Kirchner, Leon. Leon Kirchner papers, 1939-2009. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece 1952 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Projection 4 : for violin and piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece 1955 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Vertical thoughts 3 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. The swallows of Salangan / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Extensions 3 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Atlantis / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Tudor, David, 1926-1996. Recordings of David Tudor performances [sound recording] 1950-1959. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Last pieces / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano four hands / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Structures : for string quartet / [Morton Feldman]. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two pianos / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Projection 5 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. The swallows of Salangan / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Structures : for orchestra / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intersection 3 for David Tudor / Morton Feldman. Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Ixion / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Instruments III / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece (to Philip Guston) / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piece for violin and piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf García, Orlando Jacinto. In deference to the king / by Orlando Jacinto Garcia. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Buck, Robert T. University and the Arts symposium, 1978. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece 1956 B / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece 1956 A / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Three pieces for string quartet / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Tudor, David, 1926-1996. David Tudor papers, 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996) Getty Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. First principles / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Chorus and instruments / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Durations 2 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Durations 3 : for violin, tuba, piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. De Kooning : 1963 / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano piece (1964) / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Katherine Litz collection, ca. 1945-1952 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Structures : for orchestra / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Freeman, Betty. Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano four hands / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two instruments : horn and cello / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. False relationships and the extended ending : cello, violin, trombone, 3 pianos, chimes / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Vertical thoughts 1 : for two pianos / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Journey to the end of the night / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Cage, John. Atlas eclipticalis / John Cage. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. First principles / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Ixion / M. Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Out of "Last pieces" / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. The swallows of Salangan / M. Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf García, Orlando Jacinto. In deference to the king / by Orlando Jacinto García. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center
referencedIn Betty Freeman Papers, 1965 - 2008 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. 4 songs to e.e. cummings : voice, cello, piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Two pieces for six instruments / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Fiday, Michael, 1961-. Canonic elegy : Morton Feldman in memorium / Michael Fiday. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Litz, Katherine. Katherine Litz collection, ca. 1945-1952. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Rabbi Akiba / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn William Gedney Photographs and Writings, 1940s-1989 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Powell, Mel. The Mel Powell papers, 1942-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn David Tudor papers, 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996) Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Out of "Last pieces" / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Intermission 6 : for one or two pianos / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Collection of Morton Feldman manuscripts, 1961-1969. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Williams, Jan, 1939-. Images, 1974-1979. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Three pieces for piano / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piece for 4 pianos / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. Sound and space in the Rothko Chapel, March 23, 2005. Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Christian Wolff in Cambridge / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. False relationships and the extended ending : cello, violin, trombone, 3 pianos, chimes / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Durations I / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. For Philip Guston / Morton Feldman. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
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associatedWith Altman, Leonard, 1920-1996. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Cage, John person
associatedWith Cage, John person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith C.F. Peters Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Ferrata, Giuseppe, 1865-1928. person
associatedWith Fiday, Michael, 1961- person
associatedWith Freeman, Betty person
associatedWith Freeman, Betty. person
associatedWith García, Orlando Jacinto. person
associatedWith Gedney, William, d. 1989 person
associatedWith Getty Research Institute. Contemporary Programs and Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Gracia, Orlando J. person
associatedWith Gruen, John person
associatedWith Guston, Philip, 1913-1980. person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon person
associatedWith Kirchner, Leon. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. McKim Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Litz, Katherine. person
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
correspondedWith Mel Powell person
associatedWith O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 person
associatedWith Powell, Mel. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Smalley, Roger, 1943- person
associatedWith State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Tudor, David, 1926-1996. person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
associatedWith Williams, Jan, 1939- person
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Trios (Piano, flute, vibraphone)--Scores
Piano music (3 hands)--Scores
Septets (Pianos (3), trombone, chimes, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Piano music (Pianos (2), Arranged
Aleatory music
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Quartets (Piano, flute, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Instrumental ensembles--Parts
Songs (high voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Septets (Pianos (3), trombone, chimes, violin, violoncello)--Parts
Trios (Piano, flute, percussion)--Scores
Trios (Piano, tuba, violin)--Scores
Quintets (Clarinet, violins (2), viola, violoncello)--Scores
Piano music (4 hands)
Violoncello music
Orchestral music--Parts
Quintets (Flute, oboe, trombone, percussion)--Scores
Piano music (pianos (2)--Scores
Octets (Pianos (2), chimes (2), violins (2), violoncellos (2))--Scores
Trios (Vibraphone, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Chamber orchestra music--Scores
Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble
Nonets (Pianos (2), flutes (3), trumpet, violoncellos (3))--Scores
Piano music
Horn and violoncello music--Scores
Piano music (Pianos (2))
Orchestral music--Scores
Instrumental ensembles--Scores
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble
Sextets (Flutes (2), horn, trumpet, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) unaccompanied
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble--Parts
Instrumental ensembles
Piano ensembles--Scores
Trios (Piano, flute, glockenspiel)--Scores
Quartets (Piano, chimes, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Violin and piano music--Scores
Piano ensembles
Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Composers
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble--Chorus scores without accompaniment
Violoncello and piano music--Scores
Quintets (Flute, oboe, percussion)--Scores
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with instrumental ensemble--Scores
Quintets (Piano, flute, trumpet, violin, violoncello)--Scores
Music--Scores and parts
Music--Manuscripts
String quartets--Scores
Quintets (Piano, horn, percussion, violin, violoncello)--Scores
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Birth 1926-01-12

Death 1987-09-03

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