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John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 - Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two / Katrin Zenz & Uwe Grodd, flutes; Chara Iacovidu, piano

Album Summary

>Cage, John : Ryoanji, for voice, flute, oboe, trombone, contrabass, percussion, chamber orchestra & 2nd voice ad
>Cage, John : Two, for flute & piano
>Cage, John : Three Pieces for Flute Duet
>Cage, John : Music for...
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Notes & Reviews:

Spanning a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935 to his homage to the Kyoto Zen garden Ryoanji from 1984, this first volume of John Cage's complete works for flute with Katrin Zenz provides a way to access Cage's music and hear his development throughout the decades of his impressively long career. From his 12 tone influenced early years that yielded works of astonishing beauty to the latter years that included electronics, song sprech and unorthodox scoring, Complete Works for Flute provides insight to this master's various musical directions as the 20th century unfolded. Includes the world premiere recording of Music for Two, which Cage dictated was written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental 'parts without scores' provided by the composer.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
Naxos continues its inestimable service by releasing a number of recordings that complement the also extensive and wonderful series from Mode. I'm particularly taken with the early (1935) pieces for flute duet - they follow the same general approach as in other pieces like the Sonata for Two Voices and sound particularly well suited for the flute. Two is the first in Cage's late Number Piece series. The larger works, Ryoanji and Music for Two, are both compelling and among the best performances on the release.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2013-03-26&2013-05-08&2013-).



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>Cage, John : Ryoanji, for voice, flute, oboe, trombone, contrabass, percussion, chamber orchestra & 2nd voice ad
  • Performers: Maxim Mankovski (Percussion); Katrin Zenz (Flute)
  • Notes: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2013-03-26&2013-05-08&2013-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1983-1985

>Cage, John : Two, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Ludovic Frochot (Piano); Katrin Zenz (Flute)
  • Notes: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2013-03-26&2013-05-08&2013-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1987

>Cage, John : Three Pieces for Flute Duet
  • Performers: Uwe Grodd (Flute); Katrin Zenz (Flute)
  • Notes: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2013-03-26&2013-05-08&2013-)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Cage, John : Music for...
  • Performers: Chara Iacovidou (Piano); Katrin Zenz (Flute)
  • Notes: Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece (2013-03-26&2013-05-08&2013-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1984