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Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano
Cage, Steinberg
Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano
Genre: Classical
 
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This celebratory special edition features Cage's masterpiece, his visionary Sonatas and Interludes performed by pianist Aleck Karis, A free-bonus-disc brings us to an intimate California living room, where Cage converses a...  more »

      
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This celebratory special edition features Cage's masterpiece, his visionary Sonatas and Interludes performed by pianist Aleck Karis, A free-bonus-disc brings us to an intimate California living room, where Cage converses and gives a reading of his poem-cum-manifesto, Composition in Retrospect. Aleck Karis is the pianist of Speculum Musicae, and Professor of Piano at The University of California, San Diego.
 

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Good recording of a brilliant piece
I X Key | tomorrow | 03/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"John Cage's score for this is fantastic -- including rhythmically exciting music & very sparing, ethereal music; & even specific instructions on how to prepare the piano: where on which strings to put the bolts & things (but every time you prepare the piano you have to do it slightly differently). I like Aleck Karis's performance of the piece, but I've heard better performances, & unless you have other recordings & just want this one too, I'd expect that you could find other recordings of this piece that you'd prefer."