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John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes in a Landscape / Kate Boyd, piano

Album Summary

>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
>Cage, John : In a Landscape
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Notes & Reviews:

On her debut Navona release, John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes / In A Landscape, pianist Kate Boyd performs two pieces exemplifying Cage’s compositionally intuitive and inventive range. One of his most substantial works, Sonatas and Interludes makes use of prepared piano, a Cage conception. A melding of Baroque form, contemporary technique, Eastern philosophy and Western musical styles, its every performance is unique due to each instrument’s preparation. Influenced by Satie, In a Landscape predates yet anticipates minimalism with its light, ethereal, and recurring themes.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Kate Boyd is a professor of piano at Butler University's School of Music. Her performance of Cage's greatest work of the 1940s, the Sonatas and Interludes, enters a very crowded field of superb competitors. I detect in her approach a willingness to inflect the music with a little more rubato than is customary. This performance is excellent and definitely in the company of my favorites - Goldstein on Greensye productions (no review) and Vandré on Mode (Sept/Oct 1996).

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University, Indian (01/03/2014/01/04/2014); Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University, Indian (01/04/2014).



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>Cage, John : Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
  • Performer: Kate Boyd (Piano)
  • Notes: Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (01/03/2014/01/04/2014)
  • Running Time: 62 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Cage, John : In a Landscape
  • Performer: Kate Boyd (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948
  • Studio/Live: Live