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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Sonatas and Interludes
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WER 6782 WER 6782
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2014

"Composed between 1946 and 1948, the Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano are among the most famous works of John Cage. Several years earlier, Cage had already developed the technique of piano preparation to explore the possibilities of sound manipulation. At first, Cage tried to achieve a specified sound image -- an ideal which he later modified. Cage explains, 'When I first placed objects between piano strings, it was with the desire to possess sounds (to be able to repeat them). But... it became clear that not only are two pianists essentially different from one another, but two pianos are not the same either.' This recording from Wergo features illuminating readings of these masterpieces of modern music played by pianist Antonis Anissegos."