Pictures of Pictures from Pictures of Pictures
Block (Germany) 1983
EB 106 (LP) gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : EX-(SPSE:2cm crack on top.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly surface noises.)
Philip Corner is an American pianist who studied from musicians such as Fritz Jahoda, Otto Luening, and Henry Cowell, and was introduced to "la grande aventure nord-américaine" by the Canadian painter Paul-Emile Borduas. This is a solo piano album released in 1983. It was inspired by Russian composer Modest Moussorgsky's 1874 composition "Pictures at an Exhibition" inspired by ten etchings, Klaus Peter Brehmer reissued the etchings and Philip Corner added his new inspiration. The repetitive melodies and rhythms evoke Russian folklore and minimalism, but the spatial arrangement is similar to that of the Japanese interiors; the succession of images of painting and music over a 100-year period is identical to the relationship between Sotatsu Tawaraya, Korin Ogata, and Hoitsu Sakai in Japan.