John Cage The Seasons

John Cage - The Seasons (2000) [Repost]  

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2015
John Cage - The Seasons (2000) [Repost]

John Cage - The Seasons (2000)
Margaret Leng Tan, prepered piano, toy piano; American Composers Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies

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Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: ECM Records | # 465 140-2 | Time: 01:15:59

The first appearance of the work of John Cage on ECM is cause for celebration. This recording goes beyond the artistic-nihilistic gestures and the anarchic-Zen gags to get at the essence of Cage's musical thought. Cage's playfulness can't be - and shouldn't be - muzzled, of course, but here one also experiences the beauty and the sensuality of the compositions, thanks to the input of two musicians who worked closely with the composer: conductor Dennis Russell Davies and pianist Margaret Leng Tan. The album includes a premiere recording of "Seventy-Four" which Cage wrote especially for the American Composers Orchestra.

John Cage - The Seasons (2000)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Dec. 11, 2007
John Cage - The Seasons (2000)

John Cage: The Seasons (2000)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 237 MB
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This astonishing disc is possibly the best collection of John Cage's music now on the market. It covers the gamut of Cage's radicalism as well as his humor, and as such there is something for everyone (newbies included). Of particular delight here is Suite for Toy Piano (1948), which employs only the white keys in a single octave, and the beautifully orchestrated version that follows (done by Lou Harrison, a friend of Cage, in 1963). But three of Cage's absolute masterpieces—each totally different from the other—are also here: the eerie Seventy-Four (1992), the ballet score for The Seasons (1947) and the riveting Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1950-51). Everything you need to know about John Cage is right here.
—Amazon.com
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording

Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording By David Grubbs
2014 | 248 Pages | ISBN: 0822355906 , 0822355760 | PDF | 1 MB
John Cage - The Complete John Cage Edition - Volume 23: The Works for Violin 4 (2001)

John Cage - The Complete John Cage Edition - Volume 23: The Works for Violin 4 (2001)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 216 Mb
Classical | Mode 100

John Cage: The Perilous Night · Four Walls (1991)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Nov. 9, 2009
John Cage: The Perilous Night · Four Walls (1991)

John Cage - The Perilous Night · Four Walls (1991)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & LOG) | 191 MB

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Described by The Village Voice as ''the world's premiere string piano virtuoso'', the performances by Margaret Leng Tan comes across as very strong in light of the typically disengaged continuity of Cagean long silences. Joan La Barbara's chaste tones provide additional contrast. "The Perilous Night" was written for the prepared piano, John Cage's now classic invention from the late 1930's, where various objects inserted between the strings of a grand piano act as mutes which completely transform the timbral characteristics of the instrument. "The Perilous Night", one of Cage's more complex preparations, calls for a piano to be heavily muted with materials ranging from the standard bolts, nuts and weather stripping to bamboo slivers.
John Cage - The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (The Arditti Quartet)

John Cage: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 / The Arditti Quartet (1989)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 266 MB
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Awarded the Diapason d'Or, this first volume of Cage's String Quartets marked Mode's beginning of an association with the exceptional Arditti Quartet—and the largest selling record in Mode's catalog! Cage worked extensively with the quartet in preparing the pieces for the concert and recording which was recorded live at Wesleyan University's JOHN CAGE AT WESLEYAN festival in 1988. Cage was so pleased and impressed with the Arditti's interpretations, that it was decided to release the concert performances, documenting the event and their dynamic playing. The cover art is an original etching by Cage.

John Cage - The Piano Concertos (1997)  

Posted by basa005 at Sept. 10, 2010
John Cage - The Piano Concertos (1997)

John Cage - The Piano Concertos (1997)
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Classical | Mode 57

This major release marks the first time that all of John Cage's Piano Concertos have been collected on one disc. It is especially valuable because it brings together two of Cage's favorite pianists – the legendary David Tudor and renowned new-music champion Stephen Drury.
Here Tudor makes a rare appearance as piano soloist with Germany's acclaimed Ensemble Modern for the Concert for Piano and Orchestra. This is the last performance of David Tudor at the piano, recorded at 1992's Cage Festival in Frankfurt (which sadly became a memorial as Cage passed away shortly before the performances).
John Cage - The Freeman Etudes - Books 3 and 4 (1994)

John Cage - The Freeman Etudes - Books 3 and 4 (1994)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 206 Mb
Classical | mode records 37
John Cage - The Freeman Etudes - Books 1 and 2 (1993)

John Cage - The Freeman Etudes - Books 1 and 2 (1993)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 201 Mb
Classical | mode records 32
John Cage - The Choral Works I - Vocal Grup Ars Nova (1998)

John Cage - The Choral Works I - Vocal Grup Ars Nova (1998)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER+BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 188 Mb
Classical | mode 71