John Cage – Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano

Composer: John Cage,

Orchestra:

Soloist: Nora Skuta,

Conductor:

Label: Hevhetia

CD Number: HV 0011-2-131

John Cage’s (1912 – 1992) still very Contemporary Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano premiered in 1949.  Inside his prepared piano are screws, nails, rubber and other objects.  Nora Skuta studied this masterwork with John Cage during a visit he made to Slovakia.  Listen to Nora’s introduction.  Recorded in SACD Surround Sound.  

 

Sonata I

10 in stock

£10.54

Also available digitally   

SKU: 531 Category:
Audio CD 7 January 2005
Please Note
Number of Discs 1
Review [Nora Skuta] "… unlocks the enigmatic mechanisim and humour of the writing with pellucid clarity." Classic FM Magazine
Review "All in all then, an essential purchase." International Record Review
Review  "Skuta's is a beautifully articulate and sensitive interpretation." BBC Music Magazine - Double Five Star Rating
Review "… Nora Skuta stands head and shoulders above all others. Having met Cage and performed some of his pieces in 1992, she has refined her technique in exactly the way any virtuoso might grapple with the idiosyncrasies of a more conventional instrument. The resulting performance is unparalleled…" 1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Cassell Illustrated 2007

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