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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
07/20/1999
Artist
Boris Berman
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Naxos American

Sonatas and Interludes is a collection of twenty pieces for prepared piano by American avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992). It was 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 work. Significantly more complex than his other works for prepared piano, Sonatas and Interludes is generally recognized as one of Cage's finest achievements. The cycle consists of sixteen sonatas (thirteen of which are cast in binary form, the remaining three in ternary form) and four more freely structured interludes. The aim of the pieces is to express the eight permanent emotions of the rasa Indian tradition. In Sonatas and Interludes, Cage elevated his technique of rhythmic proportions to a new level of complexity.[2] In each sonata a short sequence of natural numbers and fractions defines the structure of the work and that of it's parts, informing structures as localized as individual melodic lines.

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1) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata I
2) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata II
3) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata III
4) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata IV
5) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: First Interlude
6) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata V
7) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata VI
8) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata VII
9) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata VIII
10) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Second Interlude
11) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Third Interlude
12) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata Ix
13) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata X
14) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata XI
15) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata XII
16) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Fourth Interlude
17) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata XIII
18) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata XIV and XV Gemini (After the Work By Richard Lippold)
19) Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano: Sonata Xvi

Album
Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano
Main Format
CD
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