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John  Cage

Born: September 5th, 1912
Died: August 12th, 1992
Country of origin: United States of America
"I still believe that the purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind thus making it susceptible to divine influences."

"Silence. Sounds are only bubbles on its surface. They burst to disappear."

Of the composers of the twentieth century John Cage (1912–1992) is doubtless one of the most inventive and the most determined in the pursuit of his musical goals. Though not responsible for its invention – for that we have Henry Cowell to thank – it was Cage's sophisticated use of the prepared piano that first brought him fame. In addition, he was responsible for a number of innovations in the aesthetics of music that were as radical as they were influential: the emancipation of noise and the use of silence as an equal partner to the musical material, the introduction of chance processes in composition, the liberation of sounds from any association with history or intention, and not least doing away with the borders of the musical work by introducing other arts. In doing so Cage's declared goal was to reconcile art and life.

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  1. Anarchic Harmony

    Anarchic Harmony

    Author : Cage, John
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 8076
    €23.99  *
  2. Correspondance et documents

    Correspondance et documents

    Language : English - French
    Order No. : PSB 1001
    €24.00  *
  3. Is it?

    Is it?

    for soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb) on a text by John Cage
    Composer : Kessler, Thomas
    Instrumentation : soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb)
    Edition : set of parts
    Language : English
    Order No. : BBC 3436
    €16.00  *
  4. MagnifiCathy

    MagnifiCathy

    The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60054-50
    €18.50  *
  5. Music of Changes

    Music of Changes

    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Henck, Herbert
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60099-50
    €18.50  *
  6. Music & Graphic

    Music & Graphic

    Organ Improvisations
    Interpreter : Szathmáry, Zsigmond
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60119-50
    €12.00  *
  7. Sonatas & Interludes

    Sonatas & Interludes

    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Pierce, Joshua
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60156-50
    €18.50  *
  8. Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. II

    Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. II

    Composer : Cage, John
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60157-50
    €18.50  *
  9. Sonata XIII / Music for Marcel Duchamp / Song Books I-II / Empty Words III
    €18.50  *
  10. Works for Piano, Toy Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. III
    €18.50  *

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"I still believe that the purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind thus making it susceptible to divine influences."

"Silence. Sounds are only bubbles on its surface. They burst to disappear."

Of the composers of the twentieth century John Cage (1912–1992) is doubtless one of the most inventive and the most determined in the pursuit of his musical goals. Though not responsible for its invention – for that we have Henry Cowell to thank – it was Cage's sophisticated use of the prepared piano that first brought him fame. In addition, he was responsible for a number of innovations in the aesthetics of music that were as radical as they were influential: the emancipation of noise and the use of silence as an equal partner to the musical material, the introduction of chance processes in composition, the liberation of sounds from any association with history or intention, and not least doing away with the borders of the musical work by introducing other arts. In doing so Cage's declared goal was to reconcile art and life.
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  1. Anarchic Harmony

    Anarchic Harmony

    Author : Cage, John
    Language : German
    Order No. : ED 8076
    €23.99  *
  2. Correspondance et documents

    Correspondance et documents

    Language : English - French
    Order No. : PSB 1001
    €24.00  *
  3. Is it?

    Is it?

    for soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb) on a text by John Cage
    Composer : Kessler, Thomas
    Instrumentation : soprano and soprano saxophone (clarinet in Bb)
    Edition : set of parts
    Language : English
    Order No. : BBC 3436
    €16.00  *
  4. MagnifiCathy

    MagnifiCathy

    The Many Voices of Cathy Berberian
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60054-50
    €18.50  *
  5. Music of Changes

    Music of Changes

    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Henck, Herbert
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60099-50
    €18.50  *
  6. Music & Graphic

    Music & Graphic

    Organ Improvisations
    Interpreter : Szathmáry, Zsigmond
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60119-50
    €12.00  *
  7. Sonatas & Interludes

    Sonatas & Interludes

    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Pierce, Joshua
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60156-50
    €18.50  *
  8. Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. II

    Works for Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. II

    Composer : Cage, John
    Edition : CD
    Order No. : WER 60157-50
    €18.50  *
  9. Sonata XIII / Music for Marcel Duchamp / Song Books I-II / Empty Words III
    €18.50  *
  10. Works for Piano, Toy Piano & Prepared Piano - Vol. III
    €18.50  *

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