John Tilbury, Christian Wolff - Christian Wolff: Early Piano Music 1951-1961 (2002)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:32:40 | 238 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Matchless Recordings | Catalog: MRCD51
This outstanding two-CD survey of the piano music of Christian Wolff comes courtesy of the composer's longtime friend, pianist John Tilbury, with a little help from Matchless label boss (and fellow AMM mainstay) Eddie Prévost and the composer himself. Wolff's studies with John Cage began at the tender of age of 16, and "For Prepared Piano" (1951) is an affectionate nod toward the rhythmic procedures of his teacher, who sent his student off to the hotbed of avant-garde Europe that same year to meet Pierre Boulez.