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Cage: In A Landscape / Stephen Drury


Release Date: 01/10/1995 
Label:  Catalyst   Catalog #: 61980   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded October 4-7, 1993 and May 4, 1994.
Even though this fine John Cage recital was evidently marketed as an "ambient" album, pianist Stephen Drury hasn't really softened the dynamics even while playing some of Cage's more pleasingly diatonic scales ("In A Landscape," "Dream"). And accessible as this release might be for the sympathetically minded listener, it is still very much in the John Cage idiom, the one that he established in a straight line directly from Erik Satie, the original "ambient" composer. There's sonic variation here as well, what with the prepared piano pieces--the magnificent "Bacchanale" and "A Valentine Out Of Season"--as well as "Suite For Toy Piano," a quirky sonic world all its own. Plus the
Read more medieval-sounding "Souvenir," a late-composed, severe piece for organ--most definitely not dinner party-friendly. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. In a Landscape by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2. Music for Marcel Duchamp by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3. Souvenir by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Synthesizer)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. A Valentine Out of Season for Prepared Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Prepared Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Bacchanale by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Prepared Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
6. Prelude for Meditation for Prepared Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Prepared Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7. Dream by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8. Suite for Toy Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Stephen Drury (Toy Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Clinton Studios, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 

Sound Samples

In a Landscape (1948)
Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947)
Souvenir (1983)
A Valentine Out of Season (1944)
Suite for Toy Piano (1948)
Bacchanale (1938)
Prelude for Meditation (1944)
Dream (1948)

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 Wallpaper - Not September 17, 2013 By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews "Rather interesting and intellectual, played with feeling. New, new ideas here." Report Abuse
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