Morton Feldman (1926-1987)

The Viola in My Life IV (1971)

for viola and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1971
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition, nº UE 15408
    • Commission: Biennale de Venise
    • Dedication : à Karen Phillips
Detailed formation
  • soloist : viola
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 2 percussionists, harp, piano (also celesta), strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 16 September 1971
    Location :

    Italie, Venise, Festival internazionale di musica contemporanea della Biennale


    Performers :

    Karen Phillips : alto, Orchestre philharmonique de l?ORTF, direction : Marcello Panni.