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The Piano Works 2
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A new recording of "Sonatas And Interludes" for prepared piano, performed by Philippe Vandre. This is the first version to use a Steinway "O"-type baby grand piano (as Cage originally composed and designed the piece for). "Cage's masterwork is quite different -- a big piece with a quiet voice. The prepared piano operates entirely by muting: by attaching objects to the strings of the piano. Cage alters their sounds in various ways, turning the piano into a percussion orchestra akin to a gamelan. The results are different from note to note -- but always quieter than before."