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John Cage and Pierre Boulez met in 1949, forging a long and valuable musical friendship, as seen through the parallels in these works by both composers, performed by Pi-Hsien-Chen & Ian Pace.

Boulez, Pierre & John Cage
Structures & Music For Piano

Boulez, Pierre & John Cage: Structures & Music For Piano (Hat [now] ART)
Label: Hat [now] ART    
Released in: Switzerland    

"When the 1925-born Boulez met the 13-year-older John Cage from the New York avant-garde scene, he was just 24. At first glance it is almost inexplicable that what was to emerge out of this encounter was one of the most intense, mutually inspiring composer-friendships of the fifties, since Boulez stands paradigmatically for French "clarté" and "raison" of organisation down to the last parameter, whereas Cage represents an anarchic breach with tradition in the name of chance and unpredictability and hence enmity towards organisation. Nevertheless, Cage was just as thrilled about Boulez' Second Piano Sonata as Boulez for his part was about Cage's Sonatas and Interludes, which he considered to be a major piece of music of the future."-Nina Polaschegg, from the liner notes

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UPC: 752156017523

Label: Hat [now] ART
Catalog ID: 175
Squidco Product Code: 13714

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on October 2nd through the 5th, 2007 at WDR Funkhaus by Bardo Kox and Michael Peschko.



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Track Listing:

1. Music for Piano 42 5:32

2. Structure Ia 3:30

3. Structure Ib 11:38

4. Structure Ic 3:24

5. Music for Piano 4-19 / 53-58 9:08

6. chapitre I 9:04

7. chapitre II 12:26

8. Music for Piano 47 4:38

9. Music for Piano 53-84 10:12

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