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The music of John Cage

Author: James Pritchett
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Music in the twentieth century, [5].
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Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Pritchett
ISBN: 0521416213 9780521416214 0521565448 9780521565448
OCLC Number: 27147073
Description: xiii, 223 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. "For more new sounds" (1933-1948). Prelude: Cage's compositional studies. Percussion ensembles. The prepared piano --
2. "To sober and quiet the mind ..." (1946-1951). The sources of a new style. Changes in style and aesthetic. From choice to chance --
3. "Throwing sound into silence" (1951-1956). Changes in aesthetic. Chart systems. Point-drawing systems. "The Ten Thousand Things" --
4. Indeterminacy (1957-1961). Sources of indeterminacy. New notations. Musical tools --
5. "Music (not composition)" (1962-1969). Changes in Cage's life and work in the 1960's. Process and action. Electronics. Simultaneity, abundance, and anarchy --
6. "Joy and bewilderment" (1969-1992). Return to composition. Work in other media. Program music. Instrumental music.
Series Title: Music in the twentieth century, [5].
Responsibility: James Pritchett.
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