Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano

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19 tracks
Running time
59:21

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Sonata I 2:18 21,378
2 Sonata II 1:56 22,004
3 Sonata III 2:12 18,079
4 Sonata IV 1:50 11,961
5 First Interlude 3:49 16,189
6 Sonata V 1:29 20,381
7 Sonata VI 2:17 12,002
8 Sonata VII 1:57 15,933
9 Sonata VIII 2:44 10,363
10 Second Interlude 4:02 11,024
11 Third Interlude 2:51 9,782
12 Sonata IX 4:27 8,764
13 Sonata X 2:57 9,318
14 Sonata XI 3:50 7,527
15 Sonata XII 2:12 9,109
16 Fourth Interlude 2:49 14,891
17 Sonata XIII 3:53 6,823
18 Sonatas XIV and XV 7:11 103
19 Sonata XVI 4:37 6,374

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  • lohrasb

    amazing...

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • kmullin

    the one i have has Joshua Pierce on piano -- recorded in 1975.

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Earth_1940-1960

    It was composed in 1946–1948, shortly after Cage's introduction to Indian philosophy and the teachings of art historian Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, both of which became major influences on the composer's later work. Significantly more complex than his other works for prepared piano, Sonatas and Interludes is generally recognized as one of Cage's finest achievements.

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    oops, i was as wrong as the album cover, this isn't Boris Berman's somewhat slow intepretation (whom i listened to on iTunes). this is actually Maro Ajemian playing, as vivid as Margaret Leng Tan's 21st century recording. BTW "contemporary classical"? John Cage composed the Sonatas 60 years ago, in 1948, this first recording was issued in 1951. BTW [2] what makes composed piano sonatas "experimental"? the extended technique? just asking.

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    Boris Berman uses a less prepared piano and seems to be less prepared for Cage's new musical idiom at the time the album was recorded. these pieces sound cleaner and more "tamed" than John Cage might have intended.

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • maninalift

    I love this so much. There is something of the logic of it that always reminds me of birdsong.

    20 Oct 2008 Reply

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