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The Cambridge companion to John Cage

Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
John Cage (1912-1992) was without doubt one of the most important and influential figures in twentieth-century music. Pupil of Schoenberg, Henry Cowell, Marcel Duchamp, and Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, among others, he spent much of his career in pursuit of an unusual goal: 'giving up control so that sounds can be sounds', as he put it. This book celebrates the richness and diversity of Cage's achievements - the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Nicholls
ISBN: 0521783488 9780521783484 0521789680 9780521789684
OCLC Number: 48056265
Description: xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Cage and America / David Nicholls --
Cage and Europe / Christopher Shultis --
Cage and Asia : history and sources / David W. Patterson --
Music I : to the late 1940s / David W. Bernstein --
Words and writings / David W. Patterson --
Towards infinity, Cage in the 1950s and 1960s / David Nicholls --
Visual art / Kathan Brown --
Music II : from the late 1960s / William Brooks --
Cage's collaborations / Leta E. Miller --
Cage and Tudor / John Holzaepfel --
Cage and high modernism / David W. Bernstein --
Music and society / William Brooks --
Cage and postmodernism / Alastair Williams --
No escape from heaven : John Cage as father figure / Kyle Gann.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by David Nicholls.


Celebrates the richness and diversity of Cage's achievements, providing a rounded portrait of an influential composer.  Read more...
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'... find this collection of 14 essays an amiable and accessible companion ... this delightful and informative book.' BBC Music Magazine

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