Limenmusic recommends: Adriano Ambrosini plays John Cage

John Milton Cage (1912 – 1992), was an American composer, whose works have influenced contemporary music.
In this concert Adriano Ambrosini, renowned and appreciated Italian pianist, proposes one of the Cage’s finest achievement: Sonatas and Interludes, composed in 1946 – 1948, shortly after Cage’s introduction to Indian philosophy and the teachings of art historian Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, both  of which became major influences on the composer’s later works.
A collection of twenty pieces (16 Sonatas and 4 Interludes) characterized by high technical complexity: the structure of each piece is defined by a series of numbers and likewise also the parts of each piece are defined mathematically. The complexity lies also in the preparation of the instrument: 45 notes are prepared by inserting bolt, pieces of rubber, plastic pieces and nuts.



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