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Musical Gallimaufry

Ivan Ilic plays Scriabin
and American music -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... eight tracks of acceptable Scriabin ...'

The Transcendentalist - Ivan Ilic. © 2014 Heresy Records

Here's a real musical gallimaufry. It brings together three American composers known for their absolute music, cheek by jowl with works of Russian symbolist composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915). The Americans are John Cage (1912-1992), Morton Feldman (1926-1987) and Scott Wollschleger (born 1980).

Producer Eric Fraad and pianist Ivan Ilić seek to reveal a connection between these composers and Transcendentalism, a questionable religious and philosophical movement that developed during the late 1820s and '30s in the Eastern region of the United States...

Copyright © 16 April 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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THE TRANSCENDENTALIST - IVAN ILIC

ALEXANDER SCRIABIN

JOHN CAGE

MORTON FELDMAN

PIANO MUSIC

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

RUSSIA

PARIS

FRANCE

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