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SELTEN GEHORTE MUSIK - Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett)

Tochnit Aleph

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Edition of 500 copies. Fourth part in the Selten Gehörte Musik reissue series. Two CDs packaged in illustrated 12 LP gatefold-sleeve. "The next "Rarely Heard Music" production was staged once again in a private setting: at Hermann Nitschs Villa Romenthal by Lake Ammer on 12th February 1975: the Streichquartett 558171 (Romenthalquartett) with Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Dieter Roth and Gerhard Rühm, which filled all of a three album boxed set. Originally we had simply made a selection of the recorded material large enough to fill a single album, Roth was unable to part with the remaining material when it came to having the records pressed. The remorseless inclusion of even the failures, the idle moments, was so radical it almost bordered on masochism. In this particular case I felt it was an ascetic exercise in dispensing with all the correction and rectification, a ban on holding anything back. Simultaneously, Roths often hard school of total acceptance had a stimulating and in some ways liberating effect on me, mindful as I normally am of formal rigor and economy of means" - Gerhard Rühm. Apart from the group session this edition also includes a duo piano session by Dieter Roth and Hermann Nitsch recorded in Stuttgart, November 1975." - Tochnit Aleph.
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