John Cage Works For Percussion Complete Edition No 1

John Cage - Works for Percussion - Complete Edition No 1 (1999)

John Cage - Works for Percussion - Complete Edition No 1 (1999)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 226 Mb
Classical | Hungaroton Records HCD31844

This is the first release in Hungaroton's projected multi-volume collection of the percussion music of John Cage. Though Cage's experiments in sound go back more than 60 years, his ideas about discrete percussive constructions (especially on prepared piano) have only begun to make themselves known–or perhaps have only recently become intelligible, thanks in large measure to the music of his greatest student, Morton Feldman.

John Cage – Works for Percussion vol. 4  

Posted by d'Avignon at Nov. 30, 2010
John Cage – Works for Percussion vol. 4

John Cage – Works for Percussion vol. 4 (2005)
Classical/Avant-garde | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h04m | 172mb
Label: Hungaroton Classics | cat. no. HCD 31847


John Cage - Works For Percussion Vol.2 - Amadinda Percussion Group (2000)

John Cage - Works For Percussion Vol.2 - Amadinda Percussion Group (2000)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 188 Mb
Classical | Hungaroton Classic HCD31845

John Cage: Works for Percussion (1989)  

Posted by hopscotch at Dec. 16, 2008
John Cage: Works for Percussion (1989)

John Cage: Works for Percussion (1989)
Classical | APE & CUE | 207 MB

    "Silence. Sounds are only bubbles on its surface. They burst to disappear." (John Cage)
Of all the composers of the twentieth century John Cage (1912–1992) is doubtless one of the most inventive and the most determined in the pursuit of his musical goals. The significance of the seven pieces brought together here is the striking panorama of the intelligence of the material presented, over a period of four years, from 1939 to 1943, by the composer whom the critic Fred Goldbeck described as “the greatest Giraudouxian of our age”.

John Cage: Works for Percussion  

Posted by peachfuzz at Jan. 1, 2007
John Cage: Works for Percussion

John Cage: Works for Percussion (WER 62032)
Classical | APE & CUE | 3 parts / 207 MB


"Silence. Sounds are only bubbles on its surface. They burst to disappear."
―John Cage

Of all the composers of the twentieth century John Cage (1912–1992) is doubtless one of the most inventive and the most determined in the pursuit of his musical goals. The significance of the seven pieces brought together here is the striking panorama of the intelligence of the material presented, over a period of four years, from 1939 to 1943, by the composer whom the critic Fred Goldbeck described as “the greatest Giraudouxian of our age”.

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John Cage - Works for Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. I (Repost)

John Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. I
Classical | EAC (FLAC, CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans | 131 MB | Fse
Joshua Pierce (piano) / Jay Clayton (voice) / The Paul Price Percussion Ensemble

John Cage - Works for Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. I (1986)  

Posted by peachfuzz at Feb. 16, 2008
John Cage - Works for Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. I (1986)

John Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. I (1986)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 112 MB
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Joshua Pierce brings to John Cage's music an almost uninhibited classicism, but that only bolsters the compositions. He opens A Room and emphasizes its shifts with the attention of a concert pianist, rather than someone who follows Cage's directions to play the piece very quietly. Pierce, in fact, takes each of these dozen works, all of them dating to the 1940s and '50s, and draws from them the resonant Cagean oddness—phrases of weird shapes and all. But he adds a ton, too. In a Landscape sounds almost wholeheartedly minimalist in its tone colors, and She Is Asleep sounds both drummerly (on the artfully flat prepared piano) and jazzy, with Jay Clayton dropping some scat vocals in ever so subtly. This is, after all, the period when Cage was discovering the closeness between percussion and motion, on the one hand, and percussion and the modified piano, on the other hand. So these pieces blurt out chunky phrases, build with shaded drama, and rumble delicately along. It's a difficult assessment making suggestions when it comes music so notoriously open to interpretation. But Pierce has played all the Cage piano and prepared-piano stuff, creating a Wergo series that any lover of the piano repertoire should own in full. Here, anyway, is an excellent introduction, perfect for the Cagean neophyte and still inventive enough to energize owners of Roaratorio or Frances Marie Uitti's Works for Cello.
—Andrew Bartlett (Amazon.com)
John Cage - Works for Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. IV

John Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. IV
Classical | EAC (FLAC, CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans | 272 MB | Fse
Joshua Pierce (piano) / Adria Firestone (voice) / Borah Bergman (piano)
Joseph Kubera (piano) / Dorothy Jonas (piano) / Myra Melford (piano) / Fumiko Miyanoo (piano)
John Cage - Works for Piano, Toy Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. III

John Cage: Works for Piano, Toy Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. III
Classical | EAC (FLAC, CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans | 310 MB | FSe
Joshua Pierce (piano, toy piano) / Maro Ajemian (piano) / Marilyn Crispell & Joe Kubera (toy pianos)
John Cage - Works for Piano & Prepared Piano Vol. II (Repost)

John Cage: Works for Piano & Prepared Piano, Vol. II
Classical | EAC (FLAC, CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans | 277 MB | FSe
Joshua Pierce (piano) / Dorothy Jonas (piano) / Frank Almond (violin)