Performed by Philipp Vandré and Elmar Schrammel. Recorded 2006. "For this 'Orient / Occident' program, a selection of John Cage's ground-breaking Sonatas & Interludes (Nos. 2, 3, 5-8, 11, 16) for prepared piano was interwoven with selections from Hans Otte's piano cycles Das Buch der Klänge (The Book of Sounds) and Stundenbuch (The Book of Hours). This concert experiment paid quiet homage to the 'beautiful piano sound' also found in 20th-century music, within which Oriental (Cage) and Occidental (Otte) worlds of thought find their way to contrasting commonalities. This generously-filled live recording captures the 2006 piano recital given by Philipp Vandré and Elmar Schrammel in Stuttgart in honor of the composer Hans Otte's 80th birthday." Includes a 30-page booklet.