Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Dream (1948) is one of Cage's earliest, 'standard' compositions for piano, (prior to his 'invention' of the prepared piano) is unbelievably melodic. The above version is performed by Stephen Drury and is on the recording In A Landscape: Piano Music by John Cage. The album also features another one of my Cage favorites, Music for Marcel Duchamp (1947). Originally composed to accompany Duchamp's Roto Reliefs in Hans Richter's art film, Dreams That Money Can Buy (below), the work is an early example of Cage's prepared piano technique.

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