Studied piano with Madame Maurina-Press, comp. with Wallingford Riegger, Stefan Wolpe. Was Edgard Varése Professor at State University of New York at Buffalo. Began graphic works, with open pitch and rhythm, and music "free from a compositional rhetoric" in early '50s, eg. Structures for string quartet (1951). Music with pitches given but with freedom of rhythm, eg. The Swallows of Salagan (1960). Later, fully notated works, mostly quiet (in order to perceive timbre and overtone material) with non-dramatic gestures, eg. Piano and Orchestra (1975). Last works of long durations up to six-hour String Quartet No. 2 (1983).
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston 1984 Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston Hat Hut Records
 
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Morton Feldman: Works for Piano 1990 Morton Feldman: Works for Piano Hat Hut Records
 
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Untitled Composition for Cello & Piano, 1981 1990 Untitled Composition for Cello & Piano, 1981 Attacca
 
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For Samuel Beckett 1991 For Samuel Beckett Hat[now]Art
 
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Piano and Orchestra 1991 Piano and Orchestra Col Legnio
 
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Rothko Chapel (1971) for Chorus, Viola and  Percussion/Why Patterns? (1978) 1991 Rothko Chapel (1971) for Chorus, Viola and Percussion/Why Patterns? (1978) New Albion
 
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For Christian Wolff (1986) 1992 For Christian Wolff (1986) Hat Hut Records
 
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Principal Sound 1992 Principal Sound BIS
 
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Viola in My Life (1970)/False Relationships and the Extended Ending (1968) / Why Patt 1992 Viola in My Life (1970)/False Relationships and the Extended Ending (1968) / Why Patt CRI
 
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Morton Feldman: Piano and String Quartet 1993 Morton Feldman: Piano and String Quartet Nonesuch
 
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Feldman: Triadic Memories 1994 Feldman: Triadic Memories OODiscs
 
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Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus 1994 Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus Hat Art / Hat Hut Records
 
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Morton Feldman: Piano (Three Hands) 1994 Morton Feldman: Piano (Three Hands) Edition RZ
 
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String Quartet (1979) 1994 String Quartet (1979) Koch
 
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Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry; Why Patterns? 1995 Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry; Why Patterns? Hat Hut Records
 
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Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field 1995 Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field Hat Hut Records
 
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Works for Piano, Vol. 2 1995 Works for Piano, Vol. 2 Hat Hut Records
 
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Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories 1996 Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories Long Arms Records / Sub Rosa
 
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Pieces for More Than Two Pianos 1996 Pieces for More Than Two Pianos Sub Rosa
 
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Aki Takahashi Plays Morton Feldman 1996 Aki Takahashi Plays Morton Feldman Mode Records
 
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Morton Feldman 2: Words and Music (1961, 1987) for Two Speakers, Two Flutes... 1996 Morton Feldman 2: Words and Music (1961, 1987) for Two Speakers, Two Flutes... Auvidis Montaigne
 
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For Franz Kline (1962) / The O'Hara Songs (1962) / De Kooning (1963) 1996 For Franz Kline (1962) / The O'Hara Songs (1962) / De Kooning (1963) Wergo
 
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Only: Works for Voice and Instruments by Morton Feldman 1996 Only: Works for Voice and Instruments by Morton Feldman New Albion
 
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Piano and Orchestra (1975)/Flute and Orchestra (1977/78)/Cello and Orchestra 1997 Piano and Orchestra (1975)/Flute and Orchestra (1977/78)/Cello and Orchestra CPO
 
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Morton Feldman: Neither 1997 Morton Feldman: Neither Hatnow / Hat Hut Records / Hat[now]Art
 
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Morton Feldman: Trio (1980) 1999 Morton Feldman: Trio (1980) New Classical Adventure
 
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For Stefan Wolpe: The Choral Music of Morton Feldman and Stefan Wolpe 1999 For Stefan Wolpe: The Choral Music of Morton Feldman and Stefan Wolpe New World Records
 
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Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry 1999 Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry Bridge
 
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Morton Feldman: For John Cage 1999 Morton Feldman: For John Cage Alm
 
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Atlantis: Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester, Frankfurt 2000 Atlantis: Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester, Frankfurt Hat Hut Records
 
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Morton Feldman, Samuel Beckett: Words & Music 2001 Morton Feldman, Samuel Beckett: Words & Music Montaigne / Naïve
 
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Indeterminate Music 2001 Indeterminate Music Mode Records
 
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Piano and String Quartet [HatArt] 2002 Piano and String Quartet [HatArt] Hat[now]Art
 
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String Quartet (II) 2002 String Quartet (II) Hat[now]Art
 
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Morton Feldman: Violin and String Quartet 2002 Morton Feldman: Violin and String Quartet OgreOgress Productions
 
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Something Wild: Music for Film 2002 Something Wild: Music for Film Kairos
 
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Morton Feldman: Early Piano Works 2003 Morton Feldman: Early Piano Works Hatnow
 
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Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet 2003 Morton Feldman: Late Works with Clarinet Mode Records
 
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Last Pieces 2004 Last Pieces Sub Rosa
 
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Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field 2004 Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field Tzadik Records
 
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Morton Feldman: The Viola in My Life 2006 Morton Feldman: The Viola in My Life New World Records
 
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Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus 2007 Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus Sub Rosa
 
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Morton Feldman, Milton Babbitt: Clarinet Quintets 2009 Morton Feldman, Milton Babbitt: Clarinet Quintets Innova
 
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Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories 2011 Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories Sub Rosa
 
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Routine Investigations Routine Investigations Montaigne
 
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Feldman/Brown Feldman/Brown Doxy Records
 
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Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety Elektra
 
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Durations I-V (1960-61) Durations I-V (1960-61)
 
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