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CAGE, JOHN - The 25-year retrospective Concert

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Doxy DOZDLP 407
Release Year: 2011
Note: recorded live at Town Hall, NYC, in 1958, presenting some famous pieces for the very first time live, incl. booklet; re-issue of 3 LP set from 1959
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"Recorded live at Town Hall, NYC in May of 1958, this historic concert (organized by Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg) was a retrospective of Cage's work from 1934 to the present. Here Cage's interest in technology, Eastern philosophies, and the concept of "silence" and "chance" as related to composition come to the fore as he plays some of his most significant and controversial pieces of his career, several of which ("Six Short Inventions for Seven Instruments", "She Is Asleep", "Music for Carillon", and "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra" [in which Merce Cunningham took the part of the conductor - the "living clock" - and David Tudor that of the pianist]), were performed here for the first time ever. This concert created quite a stir for its time, with many journalists and audience members loudly complaining "this isn't music"! Includes booklet with comments by Cage himself.
TRACKLISTING: 01. SIX SHORT INVENTIONS FOR SEVEN INSTRUMENTS 02. FIRST CONSTRUCTION IN METAL IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE NO. 1 03. THE WONDERFUL WIDOW OF EIGHTEEN SPRINGS SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA I 04. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA II 05. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA III 06. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA IV 07. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - FIRST INTERLUDE 08. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA V 09. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA VI 10. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA VII 11. SONATAS AND INTERLUDES - SONATA VIII 12. SECOND INTERLUDE DISC #2: 01. MUSIC FOR CARILLON NO. 1 02. WILLIAMS MIX 03. SHE IS ASLEEP [QUARTET] 04. SHE IS ASLEEP [DUO] 05. CONCERT FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA" [label info]