Joshua Pierce

Joshua Pierce: Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano 3

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Joshua Pierce

Title: Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano 3
Label: Wergo Germany
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

It may come as a surprise but one of the leading creators of Keyboard music in the twentieth century is a composer by the name of John Cage. Cage's reputation is so deeply associated with the avantgarde, with chance music, graphic notation, performance art, technology and Zen Buddhism that is early, conventionally-notated music for percussion ensemble and keyboards is sometimes neglected. Or was until recently. In the last few years - with the advent of performances and recordings like this one - there has been a renewed appreciation of Cage's achievements in the earlier part of his creative life. Of course, Cage's keyboard music is not just keyboard music. Cage's once infamous "prepared piano" - born out of need as well as desire - is a keyboard instrument unto itself, as different from the romantic piano as that instrument is from the baroque harpsichord. But even in his "unprepared" piano music, Cage shows his individuality and distance from European tradition. This production received the quarterly German Record Critics' Award.

Tracks:
1.1 Suite for Toy Piano (1948): First ; Second Movement
1.2 Suite for Toy Piano (1948): Third ; Fourth Movement
1.3 Suite for Toy Piano (1948): Fifth Movement
1.4 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947): Prelude I
1.5 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Winter
1.6 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Prelude II
1.7 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Spring
1.8 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Prelude III
1.9 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Summer
1.10 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Prelude IV
1.11 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Fall
1.12 The Seasons/Ballet in One Act (1947: Finale
1.13 Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
1.14 A Book of Music (1944): Part One
1.15 A Book of Music (1944): Part Two
1.16 Suite for Toy Piano: First ; Second Movement
1.17 Suite for Toy Piano: Third ; Fourth Movement
1.18 Suite for Toy Piano: Fifth Movement

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