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John Cage // Complete Cage Edition 54: The Works for Piano 11: Cheap Imitation CD

John Cage // Complete Cage Edition 54: The Works for Piano 11: Cheap Imitation CD

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Morton Feldman arranged the work "Cheap Imitation" produced by John Cage in 1969 under the influence of Erik Satie's "Socrate" in 1980, and presented the score to Aki Takahashi, which led to the release. It is a work that called for a connection. Cage's friend pianistIncludes liner notes by James Pritchett.Below is a description of the label.

"Cage is Erik Satie's" for the choreography of Merce Cunningham. SocratesWas supposed to be transcribed with two pianos, but I couldn't get permission from the publisher, and I couldn't even get the right to play.The solution that Cage took was " SocratesThe idea was to create a piano piece with different notes to avoid copyright issues, while keeping the melody and phrase composition of "".Cage named this song "Cheap Imitaion".Cunningham, on the other hand, called his dance a "second hand."
The recital concludes with three short films under the influence of Saty. "Perpetual Tango" is derived from the movement of "Tango" in Saty's "Sports et Divertissements", which takes the original tango rhythm and erases a part of it.The cage does not specify the pitch, but gives the range of the original song.The pianist chooses which pitch to play in a given rhythm. In 3, the same technique was applied to another song "The swing" from "Sports et diver-tissements", titled "Swinging".
"All sides of the small stone ..." is a completely unknown song derived from Saty's "Gymnopedies".The one-page music manuscript on the back of the score for the work of American composer James Tenney only bears the sign "John" and the date "1/7".This manuscript was discovered after Tenney's death while organizing his paperwork.It is said to be Cage's work, but the handwriting does not seem to belong to him.The composer remains a mystery, as Cage, Tenney, and no one else have said a word about the piece.Aki Takahashi recorded this unpublished work for the first time. "

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Description by Mode:

" CAGE – SATIE – FELDMAN – TAKAHASHI sums up the focus of this album. All of these works by Cage are influenced by Satie. Cage's friend and colleague Morton Feldman made an arrangement of Cage's solo piano “Cheap Imitation” for a trio of piano, flutes / piccolo and glockenspiel. Feldman's admiration for the pianist Aki Takahashi caused him to gift this arrangement to her. And, full circle, we have the repertoire of this album.
The major discovery is Feldman's arrangement of Cheap Imitation for this very Feldmanesque instrumental ensemble. It is unknown why Feldman made this arrangement in 1980. Knowing of Takahashi's reputation as a pianist specializing in new music, Feldman had invit- ed her to be an artist in residence at the university where he taught.
When she was leaving, Feldman gave a musical score to Takahashi as a gift. It was a copy of John Cage's solo piano piece Cheap Imitation with annotations by Feldman. He told her that this was an instrumen- tal version of this piece: flute, piano, and glockenspiel. He signed the title page, just under the original title:
Instrumental Version (Fl, Pf, Glock) Morton Feldman
Buffalo, NY Winter 1980
Dedicated to Aki Takahashi
Cage was to create a two-piano transcription of Erik Satie's Socrate for a Merce Cunningham choreography, but he was unable to get permission from the publisher. Even worse, he could not even get performance rights to use the published piano-vocal score of Socrate Cage's creative solution was to make a piano piece that maintained the exact metrical and phrase structure of Socrate, but with different notes to avoid copyright issues. He called this piece Cheap Imitation. Cunningham responded by calling his dance Second Hand.
The recital is completed by three short works under Satie's influence. Perpetual Tango is derived from the “Tango” movement of Satie's Sports et divertissements. Cage's method was to take the rhythm of the original tango and erase parts of it. He does not specify pitches In 1989 he applied the same procedure on another piece from Sports et diver-tissements, “The swing;” he titled the result. The pianist chooses which pitches to play in the rhythm given. Swinging.
All sides of the small stone ... is a composition with a completely unknown history, derived from Satie's Gymnopédies. All we have is a page of musical manuscript written in the back of a score of a work by American composer James Tenney with the signature “John” and the date “7/78.” The manuscript was discovered when Tenney's papers were being organized after his death. It has been attributed to Cage, but the handwriting doesn't look like his. Neither Cage nor Tenney—nor anyone else, for that matter—said a word about this piece, so its definitive composer will remain a mystery. Aki Takahashi gives the first recording of this unpublished work.
Liner notes by James Pritchett.
 "

Artist: John Cage

Label: Mode Records

Morton Feldman arranged the work "Cheap Imitation" produced by John Cage in 1969 under the influence of Erik Satie's "Socrate" in 1980, and presented the score to Aki Takahashi, which led to the release. It is a work that called for a connection. Cage's friend pianistIncludes liner notes by James Pritchett.Below is a description of the label.

"Cage is Erik Satie's" for the choreography of Merce Cunningham. SocratesWas supposed to be transcribed with two pianos, but I couldn't get permission from the publisher, and I couldn't even get the right to play.The solution that Cage took was " SocratesThe idea was to create a piano piece with different notes to avoid copyright issues, while keeping the melody and phrase composition of "".Cage named this song "Cheap Imitaion".Cunningham, on the other hand, called his dance a "second hand."
The recital concludes with three short films under the influence of Saty. "Perpetual Tango" is derived from the movement of "Tango" in Saty's "Sports et Divertissements", which takes the original tango rhythm and erases a part of it.The cage does not specify the pitch, but gives the range of the original song.The pianist chooses which pitch to play in a given rhythm. In 3, the same technique was applied to another song "The swing" from "Sports et diver-tissements", titled "Swinging".
"All sides of the small stone ..." is a completely unknown song derived from Saty's "Gymnopedies".The one-page music manuscript on the back of the score for the work of American composer James Tenney only bears the sign "John" and the date "1/7".This manuscript was discovered after Tenney's death while organizing his paperwork.It is said to be Cage's work, but the handwriting does not seem to belong to him.The composer remains a mystery, as Cage, Tenney, and no one else have said a word about the piece.Aki Takahashi recorded this unpublished work for the first time. "

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Mode releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

Description by Mode:

" CAGE – SATIE – FELDMAN – TAKAHASHI sums up the focus of this album. All of these works by Cage are influenced by Satie. Cage's friend and colleague Morton Feldman made an arrangement of Cage's solo piano “Cheap Imitation” for a trio of piano, flutes / piccolo and glockenspiel. Feldman's admiration for the pianist Aki Takahashi caused him to gift this arrangement to her. And, full circle, we have the repertoire of this album.
The major discovery is Feldman's arrangement of Cheap Imitation for this very Feldmanesque instrumental ensemble. It is unknown why Feldman made this arrangement in 1980. Knowing of Takahashi's reputation as a pianist specializing in new music, Feldman had invit- ed her to be an artist in residence at the university where he taught.
When she was leaving, Feldman gave a musical score to Takahashi as a gift. It was a copy of John Cage's solo piano piece Cheap Imitation with annotations by Feldman. He told her that this was an instrumen- tal version of this piece: flute, piano, and glockenspiel. He signed the title page, just under the original title:
Instrumental Version (Fl, Pf, Glock) Morton Feldman
Buffalo, NY Winter 1980
Dedicated to Aki Takahashi
Cage was to create a two-piano transcription of Erik Satie's Socrate for a Merce Cunningham choreography, but he was unable to get permission from the publisher. Even worse, he could not even get performance rights to use the published piano-vocal score of Socrate Cage's creative solution was to make a piano piece that maintained the exact metrical and phrase structure of Socrate, but with different notes to avoid copyright issues. He called this piece Cheap Imitation. Cunningham responded by calling his dance Second Hand.
The recital is completed by three short works under Satie's influence. Perpetual Tango is derived from the “Tango” movement of Satie's Sports et divertissements. Cage's method was to take the rhythm of the original tango and erase parts of it. He does not specify pitches In 1989 he applied the same procedure on another piece from Sports et diver-tissements, “The swing;” he titled the result. The pianist chooses which pitches to play in the rhythm given. Swinging.
All sides of the small stone ... is a composition with a completely unknown history, derived from Satie's Gymnopédies. All we have is a page of musical manuscript written in the back of a score of a work by American composer James Tenney with the signature “John” and the date “7/78.” The manuscript was discovered when Tenney's papers were being organized after his death. It has been attributed to Cage, but the handwriting doesn't look like his. Neither Cage nor Tenney—nor anyone else, for that matter—said a word about this piece, so its definitive composer will remain a mystery. Aki Takahashi gives the first recording of this unpublished work.
Liner notes by James Pritchett.
 "

Artist: John Cage

Label: Mode Records