JOHN CAGE – The Works for Percussion 2

 

Top 10 Classical Albums of 2012 – Time Out New York
Top 10 Classical Albums of 2012 – Time Out Chicago
Top 20 Classical Albums of 2012 – Rhapsody

“A superb new disc”
Alex Ross, The New Yorker

“One of the great gifts of the Cage centenary year”
Seth Colter Walls, emusic

“The Cage centenary brought no few worthy albums, but this commanding overview by Chicago’s Third Coast Percussion swept the field with technical precision, palpable groove and outstanding sound.”
Steve Smith, Time Out New York

“The members of Third Coast Percussion lavish each touch with the sort of microscopic attention to detail and steely command of the larger musical flow that Angela Hewitt brings to a Bach fugue.”
John Terauds, Musical Toronto

“These performances have a special fluency and zest that sets them apart from most other recorded versions.”
Andrew Clements, The Guardian

“Amid the onslaught of Cage centennial albums this year, this intimate portrait by the superlative Chicago quartet clamors its way to the top with brake drums and elephant bells.”
Doyle Armbrust, Time Out Chicago 

“The recordings alone are of exceedingly high quality and satisfying in and of themselves, and the DVD adds another layer of depth, personality, and—quite literally—color to the music that is well worth the investment.”
Alexandra Gardner, New Music Box

“Brilliant”
The Independent 

This album offers performances of works from John Cage’s early life with a “special fluency and zest that sets them apart” (Guardian). It was during this time that Cage met and studied with Arnold Schoenberg and Henry Cowell, worked with Lou Harrison, and found inspiration in Oskar Fischinger’s dictum that “everything in the world has a spirit that can be released through its sound.”

Throughout the recording process we worked closely with Cage’s manuscripts and personal correspondence, made available through the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Northwestern University Music Library, and the John Cage Trust’s founding trustee and Executive Director Laura Kuhn.

The album is available as an audio CD, and as a DVD with complete audio/visual of each work.

Purchase JOHN CAGE – The Works for Percussion 2. 


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