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John CageThe 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage

John Cage - The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage album cover
Label:WERGO – WER 6247-2
Series:Edition John Cage
Format:
3 x CD, Album, Reissue
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Classical
Style:Contemporary, Modern, Electroacoustic

Tracklist

1-1Six Short Inventions For Seven Instruments
Alto FluteAndrew Lolya
CelloJoan Brockway
ClarinetAlbert Kaufman
TrumpetMelvyn Broiles
ViolinAnahid Ajemian
5:24
1-2[First] Construction In Metal9:06
1-3Imaginary Landscape No. 19:00
1-4The Wonderful Widow Of Eighteen Springs
Contralto VocalsArline Carmen
PianoJohn Cage
2:33
She Is Asleep(13:11)
1-5Quartet5:01
1-6Duo
Contralto VocalsArline Carmen
PianoJohn Cage
8:09
Sonatas And Interludes
PianoMaro Ajemian
(28:35)
2-1Sonata I2:50
2-2Sonata II2:19
2-3Sonata III2:53
2-4Sonata IV2:56
2-5First Interlude3:29
2-6Sonata V1:28
2-7Sonata VI2:11
2-8Sonata VII2:25
2-9Sonata VIII2:52
2-10Second Interlude5:07
3-1Music For Carillon [No.1]
Electronics [Electronic Carillon]David Tudor
4:46
3-2Williams Mix
Performer [Realization]David Tudor, Earle Brown, John Cage
Technician [Technical Assistance]Colonel Richard Ranger, Louis A. Stevenson, Jr.
5:43
3-3Concert For Piano And Orchestra
BassJesse Taiko*
Bassoon, Baritone SaxophoneSy Schwartzberg
CelloJoan Brockway
Clarinet [In B Flat]Albert Kaufman
ConductorMerce Cunningham
Flute, Piccolo Flute, Alto FluteAndrew Lolya
PianoDavid Tudor
Trombone [Sliding]Frank Rehak
Trumpet [Trumpets In F, E Flat, D, C And B Flat]Melvyn Broiles
Tuba [In F And B Flat]Don Butterfield
26:26
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First release of "Imaginary Landscape No, 1", composed by Cage in 1939.
This piece is the oldest published composition in history to be considered as an electronic work. It combined pre-recorded sinus frequencies (played on two variable speed turntables) with some percussions.

Re-issue of a 3-record set, which was privately issued by George Avakian and contains recordings made at the "25-Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage", at Town Hall, New York, May 15, 1958. Includes a 94-page booklet with notes by in English and German.

Monaural.

Six Short Inventions for Seven Instruments (1934)
[First] Construction in Metal (1939)
Imaginary Landscape No. 1 (1939) - a recording for constant and variable frequency records, cymbal and piano
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942) - text adapted from Finnegans Wake
She is Asleep (1943)
Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48)
Music for Carillon [No.1] (1952)
Williams Mix (1952) - four stereophonic magnetic tape playbacks, eight loudspeakers

This edition is dedicated to John Cage, Emile de Antonio and Maro Ajemian.

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  • Barcode: 4 010228 624724

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (3×LP, Mono, Box Set, )Not On LabelnoneUS1959
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The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (3×LP, Stereo, Box Set, )Not On LabelnoneUS1959
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The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (3×CD, Stereo, Box Set, Stereo)WERGOnoneGermany2003
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The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (2×LP)DoxyDOZ407DLPEurope2011
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The 25-Year Retrospective Concert Of The Music Of John Cage (2×LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Unofficial Release, Box Set, )modern silenceOI011Malta2016

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