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September 5, 2012, John Milton Cage Jr., American iconoclast, composer, writer, music theorist and author would have been 100 years old.  He is considered to be one of the major figures in the postwar avant-garde and one of the most influential American composers of the 20th century. 

John Cage is best remembered for a composition from 1952, titled 4'33" (four minutes thirty-three seconds).  The work is an instruction to the pianist not to play during the duration of the piece, and the music is defined as the sounds as heard by the audience during the interval.  Other pioneering areas included the use of prepared pianos, instruments used in unintended ways, recordings and other electronic means of producing sound, the use of chance in composition (mainly through the I-ching) and graphic notation.

We offer, on the centennial of John Cage's birth, the releases below containing his compositions.

Featured Releases:

CAGE, J.: 25-Year Retrospective Concert of the Music of John Cage (J. and X. Cage, Cunningham, Tudor, Brown, Ajemian)
CAGE, J.: 6 Melodies for Violin and Keyboard / 13 Harmonies (Melodies and Harmonies) (Gahl, K. Lang)
CAGE / OSTEN / WU: CageAnimations
CAGE, J.: Atlas eclipticalis / Lecture on the Weather / Suite for Violin and American Gamelan / PARTCH, H.: Barstow (Mosko)
CAGE, J.: Etudes Boreales / Harmonies / 10'40.3'' (Gauwerky, M. Knoop)
CAGE, J.: Music for Three / 8 Whiskus / Four6 (John Cage at Summerstage) (Cage, La Barbara)
CAGE: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
CAGE: Music for Prepared Piano
CAGE: 4'33" / VARESE: Ionisation / CHAVEZ: Toccata
CAGE: 30 Pieces for 5 Orchestras / Music for Piano 4-19, 21-84
CAGE, J.: Two3 / Inlets / Two4 (Tono, Freeman, Fong)
CAGE, J.: Three / Twenty-Eight / Twenty-Six with Twenty-Eight / Twenty-Eight with Twenty-Nine (Prague Winds, Borsch, Fong, Krummel, Crawford, Freeman)
CAGE, J.: Suite for Toy Piano / CHEN, Phyllis: The Memoirist / MONTAGUE, S.: Mirabella-a-Tarantella (UnCaged Toy Piano) (Phyllis Chen)
CAGE: Perilous Night (The) / 4 Walls
CAGE, J.: One4 / Four [all versions] / Twenty-Nine (Fong, Krummel, Freeman, Crawford)
CAGE, J.: One6 / One10 (Fong)
CAGE, J.: One7 [from One13] / One8
CAGE, J.: Concert for Piano and Orchestra / Atlas eclipticalis (Kubera)
CAGE, J.: Concert for Piano and Orchestra / Freeman Etudes / Dream (arr. for double bass) / Ryoanji / Radio Music (Scodanibbio)
CAGE, J.: Credo in Us / Imaginary Landscapes Nos. 1 and 3 / Inlets / But what about the noise of crumpling paper . (Quarter Helios)
CAGE, J.: Daughters of the Lonesome Isle / Music for Piano No. 2 / Bacchanale / In a Landscape / The Seasons / Suite for Toy Piano / Ophelia (Tan)
CAGE, J.: Etudes australes (Liebner)
CAGE, J.: Percussion Work, Vol. 6 (1975-1991) (Amadinda Percussion Group)
CAGE, J.: Percussion Works, Vol. 1 (1935-1941) (Amadinda Percussion Group)
CAGE, J.: Percussion Works, Vol. 3 (1991) (Amadinda Percussion Group)
CAGE, J.: Percussion Works, Vol. 4 (1940-1956) (Amadinda Percussion Group)
CAGE, J.: Percussion Works, Vol. 5 (1936-1991) (Amadinda Percussion Group)
CAGE, J.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 - She is Asleep / 2 Pastorales / A Room / In a Landscape / 7 Haiku / Totem Ancestor / Waiting
CAGE, J.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 - The Perilous Night / 3 Dances / Daughters of the Lonesome Isle / Mysterious Adventure / Dream
CAGE, J.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 - Suite for Toy Piano / The Seasons / A Book of Music (Pierce)
CAGE, J.: Piano Music, Vol. 4 - 5 Songs / Metamorphosis / Bacchanale / A Valentine Out of Season / Tossed as it is Untroubled
CAGE, J.: Sculptures Musicales / Twenty-Six with Twenty Nine / Twenty-Six, Twenty-Eight and Twenty Nine / Eighty (Fong, Chance Operations Collective)
CAGE, J.: Four4 (Freeman)
CAGE, J.: Solo for Voice 58 (18 Microtonal Ragas) (Cuni)
CAGE, C.: Credo in Us / Quartet / Second Construction / She is Asleep / Third Construction
CAGE, J.: 108 / One8 and 108 / Two3 and 108 (Chance Philharmonic, Tono, Freeman)


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