London Music Digest,  Barraqué Sonata

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The Financial Times, 23 October 1972
Music Digest, by Dominic Gill
Jean Barraque’s Piano Sonata

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London Music Digest, Stockhausen

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The Financial Times, 23 October 1972
Music Digest, by Dominic Gill
Jean Barraque’s Piano Sonata

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MusICA London, WP : Xenakis “Mists”;  Feldman “Triadic Memories”

The Premiere of “Triadic Memories”
Notes collected by Adrian Jack

In the early 1980s, British composer and music critic Adrian Jack was Director of the MusICA concert series at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. On Sunday 4th October 1981, for a concert in this series, the Australian pianist Roger Woodward played the London premiere of “Mists” by Iannis Xenakis, followed by the world premiere of Morton Feldman’s “Triadic Memories.” The score of “Triadic Memories” is dated 23rd July 1981 and the work is dedicated jointly to Roger Woodward and the Japanese pianist Aki Takahashi. Recalling the night of the premiere, Adrian Jack writes: “That night it poured, and the rain on the tin roof of the ICA theatre was almost louder than the music. Feldman was present and sat next to Harrison Birtwistle. He kissed Roger’s fingers after the performance!”
The following reviews of the event from British newspapers were collected by Adrian Jack:

 

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Poles of Kinesis

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The Guardian, 20 November 1987, Meirion Bowen on two keyboard virtuosi of new music
Roger Woodward, with Cecil Taylor

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Roger Woodward with Cecil Taylor

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Financial Times, Thursday November 26 1987, Dominic Gill. 
Woodward Taylor, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

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