Margaret Leng Tan

Sonic Encounters: The New Piano

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Sonic Encounters: The New Piano Review

by "Blue" Gene Tyranny

An interesting collection demonstrating the mutual effects of Asian and American aesthetics. Contains: first recordings of two John Cage pieces "Primitive" (1942) and "In The Name Of The Holocaust" (1942) for prepared piano, and Alan Hovhaness "Orbit #2" (1952) and "Jhala" (1952), George Crumb "Five Pieces for Piano" (1962), Somei Satoh "Cosmic Womb" (1975) for two pianos with digital delay, and Ge Gan-Ru "Gu Yue" (1986, premiere recording).

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