Morton Feldman Morton Feldman / Samuel Beckett

[Music] Two visionary giants – with the same aversion for the opera genre – came together to create this mythical work. Beckett’s monologue goes to the limits of narration, while Feldman’s music dares high-pitched notes on the verge of silence. The repetitive construction and extremely slow orchestral layers, as well as vocal glissandos, produce the effect of a suspended revelation, echoing Proust’s ‘‘abolished time’’, as Beckett called it.