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Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, January 2015

…the Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo makes an excellent case for these works. They held my attention even in Winter Music’s harsh climes and in Two2’s abstractions. I’m looking forward to hearing where these two talented young pianists go next. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Norbert Tischer
Pizzicato, November 2014

With this CD Piano Duo Pestova/Meyer ends its Cage series, and given the superlatively high standards of the performances, this recording is another plus for the entire, highly recommendable edition. © 2014 Pizzicato

Daniel Coombs
Audiophile Audition, August 2014

Nearly all of John Cage’s music…has always been a set of niche curiosities. In fact, virtually all of Cage’s music…is…seen as the product of a highly creative and iconoclastic personality…

[This] third volume features what most would consider three of his most aleotoric (driven by chance elements) scores…Winter Music…is literally a series of randomly constructed chords arranged spatially on the page with only hints as to when to move to the next…Many of the resultant harmonies and progression…are surprisingly rich and even pleasant.

…Experiences No1…[is] quite lovely and has a measurable, ballet-like forward motion with a definably tonal structure that make it rather pretty, actually.

Whether John Cage will be remembered in the history of Western art as a composer or as a theorist/philosopher or neither is quite a separate discussion. I think this particular disc will definitely appeal to those already aware of his music; these pieces in particular may appeal to a wider collective…Pestova and Meyer are strong players with a clear affinity for modern music. © 2014 Audiophile Audition Read complete review

Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, August 2014

This volume is pretty nigh indispensable for the Cage enthusiast, for the modernist acolyte, or even for someone who doesn’t really know or understand Cage well. It is convincing because it is so musically pianistic. Highly recommended! © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review

David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2014

[In Winter Music] we have two dedicated Cage performers taking us through such slowly unfolding music that a huge degree of personal concentration is demanded by the listener. Then move to Experiences 1, where the sound of the Balinese gamelan is used as a dance accompaniment, and the result is a moment of sheer beauty. From the UK and Luxembourg, Xenia Pestova and Pascal Meyer are the convincing champions of music that can sound easy to the uninitiated. Outstanding sound from Luxembourg. © 2014 David’s Review Corner

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