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CAGE, J.: Works for 2 Keyboards, Vol. 1 (Pestova, Meyer)

John Cage’s remarkable magnum opus A Book of Music for two prepared pianos is brought together here with his complete works for toy piano. Intricately structured according to Cage’s ideas about Mozart, A Book of Music is an eloquent and virtuoso mosaic of driving and sometimes frenetic rhythms, the exotic sounds of the ‘prepared’ piano strings transporting the listener into worlds of the strangest imagining. The Suite for Toy Piano is a modest miracle of precise expression and the first ever serious concert music written for this instrument, while Music for Amplified Toy Pianos is composed using chance elements, generating a spacious field of sound filled with surprise.


Cage, John

  A Book of Music
1.   Play with flash player Part I 00:13:04
2.   Play with flash player Part II 00:21:21
  Suite for Toy Piano
3.   Play with flash player I. — 00:01:35
4.   Play with flash player II. — 00:01:31
5.   Play with flash player III. — 00:01:24
6.   Play with flash player IV. — 00:01:45
7.   Play with flash player V. — 00:00:58
  Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
8.   Play with flash player Music for Amplified Toy Pianos 00:12:42

Total Playing Time: 00:54:20






Composer(s):
Cage, John

Artist(s):
Meyer, Pascal; Pestova, Xenia

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559726

Barcode: 636943972625

Release Date: 10/2013

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