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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. 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  *
  2. The Perilous Night III - (04:13 min.)

    The Perilous Night III - (04:13 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51204
    €1.99  *
  3. Primitive  - (04:09 min.)

    Primitive - (04:09 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51222
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  4. In the Name of the Holocaust  - (07:05 min.)

    In the Name of the Holocaust - (07:05 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51230
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  5. Two Pieces for Piano I - (04:26 min.)

    Two Pieces for Piano I - (04:26 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51234
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  6. Two Pieces for Piano II - (05:06 min.)

    Two Pieces for Piano II - (05:06 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51252
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  7. Inlets  - (07:58 min.)

    Inlets - (07:58 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Kaul, Matthias
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73202 Q51319
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  8. Organ2/ASLSP: Part II - (06:06 min.)

    Organ2/ASLSP: Part II - (06:06 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Susteck, Dominik
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    Order No. : WER 73682 Q51359
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  9. Four Dances IV - (07:39 min.)

    Four Dances IV - (07:39 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
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    Order No. : WER 73702 Q51367
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  10. Four Dances II - (07:01 min.)

    Four Dances II - (07:01 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73702 Q51368
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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. 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  *
  2. The Perilous Night III - (04:13 min.)

    The Perilous Night III - (04:13 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51204
    €1.99  *
  3. Primitive  - (04:09 min.)

    Primitive - (04:09 min.)

    Download Edition
    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51222
    €1.99  *
  4. In the Name of the Holocaust  - (07:05 min.)

    In the Name of the Holocaust - (07:05 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51230
    €1.99  *
  5. Two Pieces for Piano I - (04:26 min.)

    Two Pieces for Piano I - (04:26 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51234
    €1.99  *
  6. Two Pieces for Piano II - (05:06 min.)

    Two Pieces for Piano II - (05:06 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Liebner, Sabine
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73262 Q51252
    €1.99  *
  7. Inlets  - (07:58 min.)

    Inlets - (07:58 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Kaul, Matthias
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73202 Q51319
    €1.99  *
  8. Organ2/ASLSP: Part II - (06:06 min.)

    Organ2/ASLSP: Part II - (06:06 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Interpreter : Susteck, Dominik
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73682 Q51359
    €1.99  *
  9. Four Dances IV - (07:39 min.)

    Four Dances IV - (07:39 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73702 Q51367
    €1.99  *
  10. Four Dances II - (07:01 min.)

    Four Dances II - (07:01 min.)

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    Composer : Cage, John
    Edition : mp3 Download
    Order No. : WER 73702 Q51368
    €1.99  *

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