Feldman Edition 6: String Quartet No. 2

FLUX Quartet - Feldman Edition 6: String Quartet No. 2
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This kind of aural hyperreality is, certainly, a function in part of the piece’s famous length: six hours all told, each second brilliantly performed here by the Flux Quartet.


Maybe this is bottom tier, directionless snob filler filled with movements that invoke pretentiousness on every turn? Or maybe I'm simply mistaken and listening to it the wrong way.

A high amount of work going in doesn't translate to the creation of good music. Of course, it's impressive, but if you can't leave an imprint on me soundwise then why is this classified as music? If you were to tell me I was close-minded or so, there are people with similar tastes as me who enjoy this, I guess? I ... read more


One of the most obnoxious albums I have ever heard.

The thing I can commend this album for the most is that it was done in one 6 hour live recording session. That fact is immediately less impressive upon listening to the album and realizing that it's 6 hours of repeating string plucking.

I've tried to see what someone could like about this and all the reviews just parrot "it's beautiful" (it's really not) and it's long. Yup, it's really really long. I truly can not get into the ... read more


Truly magnificent. Easily one of the most beautiful records I have ever heard. One six hour long song spread out over five 70+ minute long discs, recorded in a marathon performance done in one sitting. What you get is one of the most pleasant audio recordings to have ever been made. The FLUX Quartet did an exceptional job at realizing Morton Feldman's piece that has only ever been performed in its entirety a handful of times, and it's amazing that I managed to experience it.

I'm holding off on ... read more

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Track List

  1. Pages 1-4
  2. Pages 5-9
  3. Pages 10-14
  4. Pages 15-19
  5. Pages 20-24
  6. Pages 25-27
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  29. Pages 120-124
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Added on: July 28, 2019