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Happy Birthday John! / Floraleda Sacchi

Cage / Sacchi
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Amadeus Arte   Catalog #: 12001   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Spoken WordJohn Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There's something about the Zen-garden aspect of John Cage's music that lends itself particularly well to these interpretations by the Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi. The instrument is especially effective in the more obviously “beautiful” pieces such as “Dream” and “In a Landscape”, where the undulating, intertwining figures have the same serene intensity as on piano, but are less overtly soothing, always poised on a sharper edge.

-- Andy Gill, www.independent.co.uk [6/28/13]
There's something about the Zen-garden aspect of John Cage's music that lends itself particularly well to these interpretations by the Italian harpist Floraleda Sacchi. The instrument is especially effective in the more obviously “beautiful” pieces such as “Dream” and “In a Landscape”, where the undulating, intertwining figures have the same serene intensity as on piano, but are less overtly soothing, always poised on a sharper edge.

-- Andy Gill, www.independent.co.uk [6/28/13] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. John Cage speaks by Spoken Word
Length: 0 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2. Primitive for Prepared Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Prepared Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
3. In a Landscape by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
4. A Room by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Prepared Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Variations I, for any number of players & any sound producing means by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Prepared Harp), Floraleda Sacchi (Voice), Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1958; United States of Ame 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6. Waiting for Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
7. 4' 33" for any Instrument(s) by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp), Floraleda Sacchi (Prepared Harp), Floraleda Sacchi (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8. Dream by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9. Suite for Toy Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
10. Prelude for Meditation for Prepared Piano by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Prepared Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11. Postcard From Heaven, for 1-20 harps by John Cage
Performer:  Floraleda Sacchi (Harp), Floraleda Sacchi (Voice), Floraleda Sacchi (E-Bow)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1983 
Venue:  Como, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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