26 January 2019

Many references in my reviews of Terry Riley to his friend and mentor LaMonte Young and to Young’s magnum opus The Well-Tuned Piano, published on a 5-CD set from Gramavision, 8-8701-2, in 1987, so I imported my review from Amazon.com. 30+ years ago (ouch!), my attention had been alerted to the set by a long interview of Young published in the Fanfare issue of September 1987, and I quickly purchased it. Good investment, if I look at the prices now demanded for it on the marketplace. That said, as they say, I ain’t rich until I’ve sold, and I have no intention to – although, despite its cult-status, I am personally very skeptical about the work itself, and the composer.

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