John Cage
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John Cage
(1912 - 1992)

Discography

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John Cage

John Cage (1912-1992) was a singularly inventive and much beloved American composer, writer, philosopher, and visual artist, whose influence, already profound, has yet to be fully felt. Beginning around 1950, and throughout the passing years, he departed from the pragmatism of precise musical notation and circumscribed ways of performance. His principal contribution to the history of music is his systematic establishment of the principle of indeterminacy: by adapting Zen Buddhist practices to composition and performance, Cage succeeded in bringing both authentic spiritual ideas and a liberating attitude of play to the enterprise of Western art. His aesthetic of chance produced a unique body of what might be called "once-only" works, any two performances of which can never be quite the same. In an effort to reduce the subjective element in composition, he developed methods of selecting the components of his pieces by chance, early on through the tossing of coins or dice and later through the use of random number generators on the computer, and especially IC(1984), designed and written in the C language by Cage's then programmer-assistant, Andrew Culver, to simulate the coin oracle of the I Ching. Cage's use of the computer was less creative than constructive, and resulted in a system of what can easily be seen as total serialism, in which all elements pertaining to pitch, noise, duration, relative loudness, tempi, harmony, etc., could be determined by referring to previously drawn correlated charts. Thus, Cage's mature works did not originate in psychology, motive, drama, or literature, but, rather, were just sounds, free of judgments about whether they are musical or not, free of fixed relations, free of memory and taste. His most enduring, indeed notorious, composition, influenced by Robert Rauschenberg's all-black and all-white paintings, is the radically tacet 4'33" (1952). Encouraging the ultimate freedom in musical expression, the three movements of 4'33" are indicated by the pianist's closing and reopening of the piano key cover, during which no sounds are intentionally produced. It was first performed by the gifted pianist and Cage's long-time associate, David Tudor, in Woodstock, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 1952. A decade later Cage would create a second "silent" piece, 0'00", "to be played in any way by anyone," presented for the first time in Tokyo on Oct. 24, 1962.

Laura Kuhn
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Mark Swed's article on John Cage recordings from Schwann, Winter 1995 (PDF, 2MB)


John Cage performing on Mode


John Cage speaks about 101. (mode 41)

John Cage speaks about Europera 5. (mode 36)

John Cage speaks and is interviewed on the DVD "The Revenge of the Dead Indians" (mode 197)

Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music. (mode 3/6)

Cage Performs Cage.
Empty Words (1973-74)
One7 (1991)
John Cage, voice
(mode 200)

From Zero
Four films on JOHN CAGE by Frank Scheffer and Andrew Culver
19 Questions with John Cage
Fourteen with the Ives Ensemble
Paying Attention with John Cage
Overpopulation and Art with Ryoanji with John Cage, Isabelle Ganz and Michael Pugliese. (mode 130)   (DVD only)

The Making of One11: Cage appears in and is interviewed in this 43-minute documentary on the creative process and realization of the film "One11", made for television by Henning Lohner at that time. With new narration by Joan La Barbara. (mode 174)

Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake (1976/79); Laughtears: Conversation on Roaratorio (1979); Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake (1976/79). First CD recording (2-CDs)
(mode 28/29)

The Text Pieces 1: The Artists Pieces: Series re Morris Graves (1973) ; Art is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else; What You Say (1979) (2-CDs)
(mode 84/85)

Variations V  (1965)  
NDR-Hamburg German Television version 1966 (mono)
Paris version 1966 (stereo, audio only)
Musicians: John Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma
mode 258 (DVD)

Works of Calder, movements II and III - film soundtrack with percussion and tape collage (1949-50).
(mode 106)



CAGE EDITION by volume

Vol.1 Etudes Boreales; Ryoanji (mode 1/2, 2-LPs). 2-LP limited-edition set of 200, signed and numbered by John Cage. (limited stocks at $400 per set)
Vol.2 Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music (mode 3/6, 3-CDs)
Vol.3 Complete String Quartets 1 (mode 17)
Vol.4 Music for Merce Cunningham (mode 24)
Vol.5 Complete String Quartets 2 (mode 27)
Vol.6 Roaratorio; Laughtears; Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegan's Wake (mode 28/29, 2-CDs)
Vol.7 Freeman Etudes, Books 1 & 2 (mode 32)
Vol.8 Europera 5 (mode 36)
Vol.9 Freeman Etudes, Books 3 & 4 (mode 37)
Vol.10 Europeras 3 & 4 (mode 38/39, 2-CDs)
Vol.11 Orchestral Works 1 (mode 41)
Vol.12 Number Pieces 1 (mode 44)
Vol.13 Piano Works 1 (mode 47)
Vol.14 Piano Works 2: Sonatas & Interludes (mode 50)
Vol.15 The Lost Works: The City Wears a Slouch Hat, etc (mode 55)
Vol.16 The Piano Concertos (mode 57)
Vol.17 The Piano Works 3 (mode 63)
Vol.18 The Choral Works 1 (mode 71)
Vol.19 Number Pieces 2/Complete String Quartets 3: Five3 (mode 75)
Vol.20 The Text Pieces 1: Cage Performs Cage (mode 84/85, 2-CDs)
Vol.21 Orchestral Works 2 (mode 86)
Vol.22 Works for Violin 3 (mode 88)
Vol.23 Works for Violin 4 (mode 100)
Vol.24 Works for Saxophone 1 (mode 104)
Vol.25 The Piano Works 4 (mode 106)
Vol.26 Orchestral Works 3 (mode 108)
Vol.27 Works for Violin 5 (mode 118)
Vol.28 The Piano Works 5 (mode 123)
Vol.29 The Piano Works 6 (mode 147)
Vol.30 Variations I-III; Lecture on Nothing (mode 129)
Vol.31 From Zero: Four Films on John Cage by Frank Schefferand Andrew Culver (mode 130, DVD)
Vol.32 Number Pieces 3: One8 (mode 141)
Vol.33 Works for Violin 5/Complete String Quartets 4: 44 Harmonies;
            Cheap Imitation (mode 144/145, 2-CDs)
Vol.34 The Piano Works 7 (mode 158, CD & DVD)
Vol.35 A Cage of Saxophones 2 (mode 160)
Vol.36 One11 and 103 (mode 174, DVD)
Vol.37 Complete Short Works for Prepared Piano (mode 180/181, 2-CDs)
Vol.38 The Number Pieces 4 (mode 186)
Vol.39 The Number Pieces 5 (mode 193)
Vol.40 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (mode 204, DVD)
Vol.41 Cage Performs Cage (mode 200)
Vol.42 A Cage of Saxophones Vols. 3 & 4 (mode 222/23, specially priced 2-CDs)
Vol.43: The Works for Percussion I (mode 229, CD & DVD)
Vol.44: The Number Pieces 6 (mode 239)
Vol.45: The Works for Percussion 2 (mode 243)
Vol.46: Musicircus + films by Henning Lohner (DVDs, in preparation)
Vol.47: The Works for Organ (mode 253, 2-CDs & DVD)
Vol.48: Variations V (mode 258, DVD)
Vol.49: The Piano Works 9 – First Recordings (mode 259)
Vol.50: The Works for Percussion 3 (mode 272)

 


 

Releases including works by John Cage

Haiku for flute & zoomoozophone – Newband (mode 18)
Music for Four – Michael Pugliese & ensemble (mode 25)
Perpetual Tango (5 realizations) – Haydée Schvartz, piano (mode 31)
Suite for Toy Piano; Dream (arr. for piano & toy piano by
       Margaret Leng Tan) – Margaret Leng Tan, pianos (mode 221, CD & DVD)
The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage
        a composed film by Henning Lohner (mode 197, DVD)

 

John Cage Discography


John Cage - A

Ad Lib (1943)
for piano
Margaret Leng Tan, piano
(mode 106)

And the Earth Shall Bear Again (1942)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Apartment House 1776 (1976)
for four vocalists with chamber orchestra
Walter Buckingham, Protestant. Darrell Dunn, Native American. Semenya McCord, African American. Chiam Parchi, Sephardi.
New England Conservatory Philharmonia
Stephen Drury, director
(mode 41) First recording

Art is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else
John Cage, speaker
(mode 84/85)

ASLSP (1985)
for organ
Gary Verkade, organ
(mode 253) (2-CDs or DVD)

Atlas Eclipticalis (1961)
version for chamber orchestra
The New Performance Group
John Cage, conductor
World Premiere recording of complete edition
(mode 3/6)

Atlas Eclipticalis (1961)
(from the pages 193-204 of the orchestral parts of 'Atlas Eclipticalis')
3 soprano saxophones, electronics

Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
First Recording
(mode 160)

John Cage - B

Bacchanale (1940)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Branches (1975)
for amplified plant materials
D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion
(mode 272)

John Cage - C

John Cage speaks about 101
John Cage, speaker
(mode 41)

Cartridge Music (1960)
Realization by David Tudor
For the Merce Cunningham dance Changing Steps
Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor, phonograph cartridges & amplified small objects
(mode 24) First recording on CD

A Chant with Claps
for voice and claps
John Kennedy, chant. Charles Wood, claps.
(mode 55)

Cheap Imitation (1977)
Irvine Arditti, violin solo
(mode 144/145)

Chess Pieces (1944)
Margaret Leng Tan, piano & prepared piano
first recording
(mode 158)

Chess Serenade (1944)
Margaret Leng Tan, piano & prepared piano
Vittorio Rieti, composer
first recording
(mode 158)

Child of Tree (1975)
for amplified plant materials
D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion
(mode 272)

Chorals
Irvine Arditti, violin
(mode 118)

The City Wears a Slouch Hat (1942)
Radio play for actors and "sound orchestra" to a text by Kenneth Patchen
Featuring Paul Schmidt as "The Voice"
Essential Music
John Kennedy and Charles wood, artistic directors
(mode 55)

c/Composed Improvisation (1990)
four versions: for snare drum alone, For Steinberger bass guitar, For one-sided drums with or without jangles, and trio version
D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion & bass guitar
(mode 272)

Composition for Three Voices (1934)
soprano saxophone, accordion, cello
Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
(mode 160)

Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957/58)
David Tudor, piano
Ensemble Modern
Ingo Metzmacher, conductor
(mode 57)

Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1951)
Stephen Drury, prepared piano
Callithumpian Consort
Charles Peltz, conductor
(mode 57) First CD recording

John Cage - D

Daughters of the Lonesome Isle (1945)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - E

ear for EAR (Antiphonies) (1983)
Version 1
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
First Recording
(mode 71)

Eight Whiskus for violin (1985)
Irvine Arditti, violin.
(mode 100)

Empty Words (1973-74)
John Cage, voice
(mode 200)

Etcetera (1973)
for chamber orchestra with 3 conductors
Callithumpian Consort of New England Conservatory
Tamara Brooks, Stephen Drury, Charles Peltz, conductors
(mode 86)

Etcetera 2/4 Orchestras (1986)
for large orchestra divided into 4 smaller ensembles with their own conductors
New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Tamara Brooks, Marsha Hassett, Charles Peltz, Laurie K. Redmer, conductors
(mode 86)

Etudes Boreales for Piano Solo, Cello, Solo and Duo vesion (1978)
Frances-Marie Uitti, cello. Michael Pugliese, piano.
(mode 1/2, LP only)  Composer Supervised World Premiere Recordings

Europera 3
Kevin Bell, bass. Suzan Hanson, soprano. Ruby Hinds, mezzo-soprano. Michael Lyon, tenor. Vicky Ray, piano (left). Brian Pezzone, piano (right). Hannes Geiger, Joseph Giri, William Houston, Dren McDonald, Ronda Rindone, Clarice Ross, record-players. Scott Fraser, "Truckera" tape.
(mode 38/39)

Europera 4
Anne-Marie Ketchum, soprano. Dasietta Kim, soprano. Brian Pezzone, piano. Jerry Wheelrer, Victoria (78-rpm), Scott Fraser, "Truckera" tape.
(mode 38/39)

Europera 5
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano. Martha Herr, soprano. Gary Burgess, tenor. Jan Williams, 78-rpm victrola. Don Metz, "Truckera" tape.
(mode 36)

John Cage - F

Fads and Fancies from the Academy for piano and percussionists (1940)
Judith Gordon, piano and handclaps
Essential Music
John Kennedy and Charles Wood, artistic directors
(mode 55)

First Construction [in Metal] (1939)
for percussion quartet
Third Coast Percussion with Gregory Beyer Ross Karre
(mode 243)

Five (1988)
version for 2 saxophones, accordion & 2 pianos
Ulrich Krieger, soprano sax. Kathrin Wagner, tenor sax. Mario Bertoncini, Reinhold Friedl, piano. Gerhard Scherer, accordion.
(mode 104)

version for 5 blown bottles
Essential Music
mode 239

Version 2 (1988)
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
(mode 71)

Five3(1991)
for trombone & string quartet
(mode 75)

Five4 (1991)
for 2 saxophones & 3 percussions
Ulrich Krieger, soprano sax. Reimar Volker, alto sax. Friedemann Werzlau, Raymond Kaczynski, Andreas Peters, percussion.
(mode 104)

Five Stone Wind (1988)
For the Merce Cunningham dance 5 Stone Wind
Takehisa Kosugi, amplified violin, live electronics, bamboo flute. Michael Pugliese, 9 clay pots and tapes. David Tudor, live electronics.
(mode 24) First recording

Arranged for String Quartet by Irvine Arditti (1999-2000)
First recording
(mode 144/145)

4'33" (1993)
video performance by John Cage and Henning Lohner, Berlin
from the DVD "The Revenge of the Dead Indians"
(mode 197)

4'33"
for organ
Gary Verkade, organ
(mode 253) (DVD version only)

44 Harmonies from Apartment House 1776 (1976)
Arranged for String Quartet by Irvine Arditti (1999-2000)
First recording
(mode 144/145)

49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (1977)
A complete video realization by Don Gillespie, Roberta Friedman and Gene Caprioglio.
(mode 204)

49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs (1977)
2 realizations for piano solo
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
(mode 262/65)

Four (1989)
written for the Arditti Quartet
The Arditti Quartet
(mode 27) First recording

Four2 (1990)
Version 1
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
First Recording
(mode 71)

Version 2 (1990)
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
First Recording
(mode 71)

Four3 (1991)
for Merce Cunningham's dance Beach Birds
Ami Flammer, violin & rainsticks. Martine Joste, piano & rainsticks. Dominique Alchourroun, piano & rainsticks. Jean Michaut, rainsticks.
First Recording
(mode 44)

Four5 (1991)
for saxophone quartet
Ulrich Krieger, soprano sax. Tobias Rüger, tenor sax. Reimar Volker, alto sax, baritone sax. Kathrin Wagner, alto sax.
(mode 104)

Fourteen (1990)
Stephen Drury, bowed piano
Callithumpian Consort
Charles Peltz, conductor
(mode 57) First recording

Ives Ensemble
(mode 130)   (DVD only, see From Zero)

Four Solos (1988)
Version 2
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
(mode 71)

Four Walls (1944)
Haydée Schvartz, piano
Jack Bruce, voice
(mode 123)

Freeman Etudes (Books 1 & 2)
Irvine Arditti, violin
(mode 32)

Freeman Etudes (Books 3 & 4)
Irvine Arditti, violin
(mode 37)

John Cage - G

John Cage - H

Haikai for flute and zoomoozophone (1984)
Stefani Starin, flute. Dean Drummond, zoomoozophone.
(mode 18)

Haiku (1950-51) for piano
 for piano solo
Jovita Zähl, piano
(mode 259)

Hymnkus (1986)
for 2 saxophones, accordion, 2 pianos & 2 percussions
Ulrich Krieger, alto sax. Tobias Rüger, tenor sax. Mario Bertoncini, Reinhold Friedl, piano. Gerhard Scherer, accordion. Friedemann Werzlau, Raymond Kaczynski, percussion.
(mode 104)

Hymns and Variations (1979)
for 12 amplified voices
Hymn I, Hymn II, Variations I-X
Vocal Group Ars Nova
Támas Vetö, conductor
(mode 71)

John Cage - I

In a Landscape (1948)
for piano solo
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
(mode 262/65)

In the Name of the Holocaust (1942)
for string piano
Margaret Leng Tan, piano
(mode 15) First recording

Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - J

Jazz Study (1942)
for piano
Margaret Leng Tan, prepared piano
(mode 106)

John Cage - K

John Cage - L

Laughtears: Conversation on Roaratorio (1979)
John Cage and Klaus Schöning, speakers
(mode 28/29) First CD recording

Lecture on Nothing (1959)
played simultaneously with Variations II
Helen Pridmore, voice
(mode 129)

Living Room Music (1940)
for percussion and speech quartet
Third Coast Percussion
(mode 243)

Vocal Group Ars Nova
Gert Sorensen, percussion (2, 4, 5)
Támas Vetö, conductor
(mode 71)

John Cage - M

Music of Changes (1951)
Martine Joste, piano
(mode 147)

Music for Four (1987, revised 1988)
The Arditti Quartet
(mode 17)

Music for Four (1984)
Michael Pugliese, Kory Grossman, Christopher Nappi and William Trigg, percussion
(mode 25) First recording

Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947)
for prepared piano
Margaret Leng Tan, prepared piano
(mode 106)

Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Music for Piano (1952-56)
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
(mode 200)

Music for Two (1985)
for two pianos
Stephen Drury, piano
(mode 47)

Music Walk (1958)
for one or more pianists, at a single piano, using also radio and/or recordings
Stephen Drury, piano
(mode 47)

Mysterious Adventure (1945)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - N

Nocturne for violin & piano (1947)
Irvine Arditti, violin. Stephen Drury, piano.
(mode 100)

John Cage - O

108 (1991) for large orchestra
Symphony Orchestra of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk/Ken Takaseki & Harry Vogt.
Performed simultaneously with One9 for solo sho
(mode 108)

One (1987)
Stephen Drury, piano
(mode 47)

One2 (1989)
for 1-4 pianos, 1 performer
Margaret Leng Tan, piano
Written for Ms. Tan
(mode 106)

One4 (1990)
for solo drummer
D’Arcy Philip Gray, percussion
(mode 272)

One5 (1990)
for piano solo
Martine Joste, piano
First recording
(mode 44)

Stephen Drury, piano
(mode 47)

One6
Irvine Arditti, violin
(mode 118)

One7 (1991)
John Cage, voice
(mode 200)

One8 (1991)
for cello solo with BACH-bow
Michael Bach, cello
first recording with the BACH-bow
(mode 141)

One9 (1991) for sho
Mayumi Miyata, sho
Performed simultaneoulsy with 108 for orchestra
(mode 108)

One10 for violin (1992)
Irvine Arditti, violin.
(mode 100)

One11 (1992)
a film without subject by John Cage, produced and directed by Henning Lohner
(mode 174)

101 (1989)
for large orchestra
New England Conservatory Philarmonia
Stephen Drury, director
(mode 41)

103 (1991)
for large orchestra
the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln or Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Arturo Tamayo and John Kennedy, directors
(mode 174)

Organ2/ASLSP (1987)
for organ
Gary Verkade, organ
(mode 253) (2-CDs or DVD)

Our Spring Will Come (1943)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Overpopulation and Art
John Cage, speaker
performed simultaneously with Ryoanji
(mode 130)   (DVD only, see From Zero)

John Cage - P

The Perilous Night (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Perpetual Tango (1984)
5 realizations by Manuel Juarez, Erik Ona, Cecilia Villanueva , Mariano Etkin and Gabriel Valverde
Haydée Schvartz, piano
(mode 31) First recordings

Prelude for Meditation (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Primitive (1942)
for prepared piano
Margaret Leng Tan, piano
(mode 15) First recording

Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - Q

Quartet (1935)
for percussion quartet
Third Coast Percussion
(mode 243)

Quest (1935)
for piano solo
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
(mode 262/65)

John Cage - R

Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake (1976/79)
John Cage, voice. Joe Heaney, singer. Seamus Ennis, Uillean pipes. Paddy Glackin, fiddle. Matt Malloy, flute. Peadher Mercier, Mell Mercier, bodhran.
with 62 track tape
(mode 28/29) First CD recording

A Room (1943)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Root of an Unfocus (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Ryoanji (1983-85)
for four voices with percussion
Isabelle Ganz, mezzo-soprano, Michael Pugliese, percussion.
(mode 1/2 LP only) Composer Supervised World Premiere Recordings

Isabelle Ganz, mezzo soprano
Michael Pugliese, percussion
Performed simultaneously with Overpopulation and Art
(mode 130)   (DVD only, see From Zero)

for four soloists with orchestra
Fenwick Smith, flute. Anthony D'Amico, string bass. Michael Miller, oboe. Petur Eiriksson, bass trombone.
Stephen Drury, conductor.
New England Conservatory Philarmonia
(mode 41)

Ryoanji (1984)
for saxophone, 3 prerecorded saxophones & percussion
Ulrich Krieger, sopranino sax. Friedemann Werzlau, percussion.
(mode 104)

John Cage - S

Second Construction (1940)
for percussion quartet
Third Coast Percussion
(mode 243)

Series re Morris Graves
(1973)
John Cage, speaker
(mode 84/85)

Seven (1988)
Essential Music
(mode 239)

Seven Haiku (1952)
Martine Joste, piano
(mode 147)

Six Melodies for violin & keyboard (1950)
Irvine Arditti, violin. Stephen Drury, piano.
(mode 100)

Sixteen Dances (1950-51) for piano
version for piano solo, edited by Walter Zimmermann
Jovita Zähl, piano
FIRST RECORDING
(mode 259)

Sixteen Dances (1950-51) for piano & percussion
version for piano & percussion, edited by Walter Zimmermann
Jovita Zähl, piano
Thomas Meixner, percussion
FIRST RECORDING
(mode 259)

Soliloquy (1944)
Haydée Schvartz, piano
(mode 123)

Solo for Baritone Saxophone (1957-58)
(from the pages 145-156 of the orchestral parts of 'Concert for Piano and Orchestra')
baritone saxophone

Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
First Recording
(mode 160)

Solo with obbligato accompaniment of two voices in canon, and six short inventions on the subjects of the solo (1933)
alto saxophone, Bb clarinet, english horn
Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
(mode 160)

for any three or more instruments encompassing the range: g below middle c to g one and one half octaves above middle c
Trio Dolce, recorders
Written for Trio Dolce
First recording
(mode 186)

Some of “The Harmony of Maine” (Supply Belcher) (1978)
for organ
Gary Verkade, organ
(mode 253) (2-CDs or DVD)

Souvenir (1983)
for piano
Yvar Mikhashoff, piano
FIRST RECORDING

(mode 262/65)

Souvenir (1983)
for organ
Gary Verkade, organ
(mode 253) (2-CDs or DVD)

Sonata for Two Voices (1933)
soprano and tenor saxophones
Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
(mode 160)

Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48)
Margaret Leng Tan, piano & prepared piano
first recording
(mode 158)

Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano
Philipp Vandre, piano
(mode 50)

Spontaneous Earth (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

String Quartet in Four Parts (1949/50)
The Arditti Quartet
(mode 27) First CD recording

Suite for Toy Piano (1948)
Martine Joste, piano
(mode 147)

John Cage - T

Third Construction (1941)
for percussion quartet
Third Coast Percussion
(mode 243)

Thirteen
(1992)
Essential Music
(mode 239)

Thirty Pieces for String Quartet (1983)
The Arditti Quartet
(mode 17)

Three (1989)
Written for Trio Dolce
First recording
(mode 186)

Three Easy Pieces (1933)
   Round (for E.P.S.)
   Duo (for M.M.)
   Infinite Canon (for C.M.)
Haydée Schvartz, piano
(mode 123)

Tossed As It Is Untroubled (Meditation) (1943)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Totem Ancestor (1942)
for prepared piano
Margaret Leng Tan, prepared piano
(mode 106)

Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Trio (1936)
for percussion quartet
Third Coast Percussion
(mode 243)

Triple-Paced (1943)
first version, piano
Margaret Leng Tan, prepared piano
(mode 106)

Triple-Paced (1944)
second version, prepared piano
Margaret Leng Tan, piano
(mode 106)

Two (1987)
soprano saxophone, piano
Ulrich Krieger, saxophones, concept & direction
First Recording
(mode 160)

Two2 (1989)
Rob Haskins, piano I
Laurel Karlik Sheehan, piano II
(mode 193)

Two4 for violin and sho¯ (1991)
Irvine Arditti, violin. Mayumi Miyata, sho¯.
(mode 88)

Two4 for violin and piano (1991)
Irvine Arditti, violin. Stephen Drury, piano.
(mode 88)

Two6 for violin and piano (1992)
Written for Martine Joste & Ami Flammer
Ami Flammer, violin. Martine Joste, piano
First Recording
(mode 44)

Irvine Arditti, violin. Stephen Drury, piano.
(mode 100)

Two Pastorales (1951-52)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - U

The Unavailable Memory Of (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

John Cage - V

A Valentine Out of Season (1944)
Philipp Vandré, prepared piano
(mode 180/181)

Variations I (1958)
Motion Ensemble
(mode 129)

Variations II (1961)
played simultaneously with Lecture on Nothing
Motion Ensemble
(mode 129)

Variations III (1962-63)
Motion Ensemble
(mode 129)

Variations V  (1965)  
NDR-Hamburg German Television version 1966 (mono)
with introduction by Hansjörg Pauli
Musicians: John Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma
Choreography: Merce Cunningham
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Filmed Projections & Visual Effects: Stan VanDerBeek and Nam June Paik
Lighting: Beverly Emmons
Directed for Film by Arne Arnbom
mode 258 (DVD) First Recording

Variations V  (1965)
Paris version 1966 (stereo, audio only)
Musicians: John Cage, David Tudor and Gordon Mumma
mode 258 (DVD) First Recording

John Cage - W

What You Say (1979)
John Cage, speaker
(mode 84/85)

Winter Music for pianos (1957)
version for three pianos
Thomasa Eckert, Bun-Ching Lam, Roger Nelson, piano
John Cage, conductor
World Premiere recording of complete edition
(mode 3/6)

Works of Calder (1949-50)
for prepared piano
I. Prepared Piano
II. Film soundtrack with narration
III. Film soundtrack with percussion
IV. Prepared Piano 10:37
Burgess Meredith, narrator, John Cage, percussion & tape collage, Margaret Leng Tan, prepared piano
(mode 106) First recording

Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake (1976/79)
John Cage, speaker
(mode 28/29) First CD recording

John Cage - X

John Cage - Y

John Cage - Z


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