Yuji Takahashi “John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano”

Yuji Takahashi “John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano”

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John Cage: プリペアド・ピアノのためのソナタとインターリュード
Denon (Japan) 1975
OX-7059-ND (LP) w/obi, insert, label catalog.
sleeve : EX-(slightly dirts.)
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly surface noises, still fine.)

This album was released in 1975 by Yuji Takahashi, a contemporary musician, composer and pianist who studied music theory with Iannis Xenakis and is active worldwide alongside Toshi Ichiyanagi and Toru Takemitsu. This is a performance of the Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, composed between 1946 and 1948 by John Cage, one of the most important avant-garde musicians of the 20th century. All the music is minimalist, with nails and screws inserted between the strings of a grand piano to distort the sound, and fingers plucking and striking the strings to create a percussive rhythm. It has a lot in common with African folk percussion instruments such as the thumb piano. The interpretation and performance of Yuji Takahashi is really wonderful.

A5: 第1インターリュード
A6: ソナタ第5番

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