Label: Mode - mode 1/2 • Series: The Complete John Cage Edition - Volume 1 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Contemporary
A Festivo - Virna Lindt - Play/Record listener to the music of John Cage is most often directed to prepared piano music, an exotic musical universe somewhat similar to a tourist trip through the rainforest.
This two-record set, which just couldn't have come out better, collects some terrific performances in solo and duo contexts and is also quite a fine welcome mat into the Cage. By comparing different versions of "Etudes Boreales" -- first piano solo, then cello solo, then combined -- much can be gleaned about the way this composer thinks, a endlessly interesting subject in itself.
The individual players are virtuosos not only in playing but thinking as well, coming up with interpretations impacted by a sympathy of intellect with the composer himself and overlooking any potential for the type of cheap instrumental thrills Cage reviled. Frances-Marie Uitti is a cellist who has also made a name for herself in the free improvisation scene, the land of cheap thrills.
Her performances have involved the introduction of a freaky playing style involving two bows at once. She seems to be completely in touch with where this composition is going at all times, even and best of all when it is going nowhere. Michael Pugliese is marvelously versatile, performing the previously mentioned composition on piano as both soloist and duo partner as well as performing on percussion behind mezzo- soprano Usabelle Ganz for a haunting version of the somewhat newer composition John Cage - Etudes Boreales • Ryoanji . Musically, this is Cage in his most well-traveled territory, dismantling the structure of his compositions through a series of analytical questions and allowing the I Ching to put it back together again.
The players featured are among the cream of the crop in terms of Cage interpreters from the last two decades of the composer's life. Pugliese really puts it all together in terms of the piano's sonic heritage in the No Woman, No Cry - Dili Allstars - Increase The Peace world, the overwhelmingly John Cage - Etudes Boreales • Ryoanji and different sounds that come from inside the instrument itself in Cage 's compositions, and the piano's actual status as a percussion instrument.
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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Avant-Garde Classical. Styles Chamber Music. Recording Date July 14, - December, Track Listing. Etudes Boreales for Piano Solo. John Cage. Frances-Marie Uitti. Etudes Boreales for Cello Solo.
Etudes Boreales. Frances-Marie Uitti feat: Michael Pugliese. Etudes Boreales John Cage. Ryoaniji John Cage.
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