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Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 16, 2017
Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)

Herbert Henck: John Cage - Early Piano Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included | 01:09:20
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1844, 476 1515

John Cage: Early Piano Music comes from Herbert Henck, an experienced hand with the work of Cage, having previously recorded Music for Piano, Music of Changes, and Sonatas and Interludes in addition to a mighty swath of first-tier twentieth-century literature for piano for various labels, most notably Wergo and ECM New Series. These are early works for standard, not prepared, piano, and some of these pieces will be as familiar to dyed-in-the-wool Cageans as "Happy Birthday." This puts the pressure on Henck to excel, and he does so spectacularly well here. The disc includes the two sets entitled Two Pieces for Piano, the piano version of The Seasons, Metamorphosis, In a Landscape, Ophelia, and the fragmentary Quest. The pieces date from 1935 to 1948, the same range covered by pianist Jeanne Kirstein in her pioneering 1967 survey of Cage's piano music for CBS Masterworks.

Tania Chen - John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 8, 2018
Tania Chen - John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano (2018)

Tania Chen - John Cage: Electronic Music for Piano (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 254 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | 01:09:12
Classical, Avantgarde, Experimental | Label: Omnivore Recordings

Composer John Cage (1912-1992) is one of the classical world’s best known experimental composers and theorists. Electronic Music for Piano is one of Cage’s least known pieces because the score is among his most enigmatic and consequently, there are few commercial recordings of it. Written in Stockholm in 1964 on hotel letterhead, the notes ask the performer to select parts from his Music for Piano 4-84 and use electronic equipment. Everything else is up to the artist’s discretion. Enter Tania Chen, the U.K.-based pianist who has become a revered and leading interpreter of Cage’s work. Recording in both London and Berkeley, CA, Chen joined forces with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), David Toop (former member of The Flying Lizards, and recording artist on Brian Eno’s Obscure label) and Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly, who has also worked with Negativland) to create a new version of this piece helmed by Gino Robair composer, musician, and scholar.

John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 7, 2018
John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD [Re-Up]

John Cage - John Cage Shock, Vol. 1-3 (2012) 3CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 606 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 341 Mb | Scans included
Label: EM/Edition Omega Point | # EM1104CD-EM1106CD, OP-0008~0010 | 02:01:54
Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde, Experimental

In October 1962, John Cage and David Tudor went to Japan to present a series of historic concerts. Sensation. These are invaluable recordings, since they aren’t of a selected repertoire reconsidered in tranquility but capture the atmosphere of a time when all this was new and highly radical. And it’s a fine programme, played by the best exponents.
The Arditti String Quartet, Monique Buzzarte - John Cage: The Number Pieces 2 - Five 3 (1999) (Repost)

The Arditti String Quartet, Monique Buzzarte - John Cage: The Number Pieces 2 - Five 3 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 40:00 | 160 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde, Modern Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: mode 75

During the last few years of his life, John Cage wrote many pieces in the same general vein as Five3. They are often referred to as "the number pieces." This references the titles of the pieces, which are all simply the number of the performers. Superscripts are added as necessary to distinguish the individual pieces (this is the third quintet, for example).
These works are also called "the time-bracket pieces," a reference to the notation of the pieces.
Stephen Drury, David Tudor, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Peltz - John Cage: The Piano Concertos (1997) (Repost)

Stephen Drury, David Tudor, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Peltz - John Cage: The Piano Concertos (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:55 | 247 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: MODE57

The Concerto for Prepared Piano and Orchestra is one of Cage's most delicate works. The orchestra is treated as a group of soloists throughout, and for the most part operate with a small set of pitches and timbres, but is extended by a large array of percussion instruments played by four players. The piano, played by the superb contemporary piano interpreter Stephen Drury, weaves between the orchestral sonorities, rarely taking extended solos, as the piece becomes progressively more sparse until it tapers into silence at the end.
John Cage, Sun Ra - John Cage Meets Sun Ra (The Complete Concert, June 8, 1986, Coney Island, NY) (Reissue) (2016)

John Cage, Sun Ra - John Cage Meets Sun Ra (The Complete Concert, June 8, 1986, Coney Island, NY) (Reissue) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 246.30 Mb | 1:10:01 | Cover
Avant-garde Jazz, Free Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Modern Harmonic (MHCD-20)

This live album documents the meeting of two avant-garde legends, but it is not exactly a "super duo." The curious chemistry these two share is subtler and possibly more rewarding than that. John Cage was a quotable artist. On the subject of albums, he once remarked that “records ruin the landscape.” Elsewhere, in a treatise collected in his 1961 book Silence, the composer offered some opinions about jazz. The genre “derives from serious music,” he wrote, “and when serious music derives from it, the situation becomes rather silly.” Given those harsh judgments, it makes sense to venture an opening question about Cage’s one-off appearance alongside swing-and-improv icon Sun Ra. If Cage himself thought jazz unsuited for “serious” contexts and recordings lame, why should this document of their 1986 shared bill be anything other than a curiosity?

Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 19, 2016
Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)

Herbert Henck - Federico Mompou: Musica Callada (1995)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 160 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical, Piano | Label: ECM Records / ECM New Series, ECM 1523 / 445 899-2 | 1995 | 01:05:33

Federico Mompou (1893-1987) lived a long life filled with a quiet love for music. Although much has been said of his three decades spent in Paris, during which time he crossed paths with the likes of Debussy and Satie, it was in solitude that his crowning relic would be fashioned, already in a state of alluring dilapidation, and ultimately far from any of the geographic reference points that dotted his travels. Música Callada came into existence between 1959 and 1967, and represents one of the Catalan composer’s last major works.
John Cage - Piano Concerto; Credo in Us; Imaginary Landscape No.1; Rozart Mix; Music for Carillon (2008)

John Cage - Piano Concerto; Credo in Us; Imaginary Landscape No.1; Rozart Mix; Music for Carillon (2008)
Burkhard Wissemann, Michael Dietz; Johann-Nikolaus Matthes; Bell Imhoff, Doris Sandrock
Christoph Keller; Hermann Danuser, Ensemble Musica Negativa, Rainer Riehn

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Electronic | Label: EMI | # 50999 2 34454 2 0 | Time: 01:11:15

John Cage (1912-1992) was one of the most controversial composers of the 20th century. He is best known for his 1952 work 4'33" which involves not a single note of music being played. This selection of Cage's music provides a rare opportunity to get to know a range of works that were written between the years 1939-65, which were some of the composer's most productive years.

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 26, 2016
Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Re-Up]

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Alexander Mosolov (1900-1973), too, uses his own distinctive scheme of tonal organisation, different from Roslavets, and different from the Vienna School as well. His sonatas are technically very complex and difficult, and symphonically oriented, exploiting the full resources of the modern instrument. Herbert Henck puts this difficult material across in a beautiful, spirited performance and finds a lot of lyricism behind an often forbidding surface. The recording and production are up to the highest possible standards, as with all of ECM's releases, which are unsurpassed.

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 17, 2012
Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569} [Repost]

Alexandr Mosolov - Herbert Henck (1996) {ECM 1569}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical

Alexander Mosolov (1900-1973), too, uses his own distinctive scheme of tonal organisation, different from Roslavets, and different from the Vienna School as well. His sonatas are technically very complex and difficult, and symphonically oriented, exploiting the full resources of the modern instrument. Herbert Henck puts this difficult material across in a beautiful, spirited performance and finds a lot of lyricism behind an often forbidding surface. The recording and production are up to the highest possible standards, as with all of ECM's releases, which are unsurpassed.