John Cage

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American composer John Cage, among history's most influential artistic innovators, strove to broaden the definition of music and introduced chance operations into the compositional process.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano 1948 Keyboard
Music of Changes, for piano 1951 Keyboard
Suite for Toy Piano, for toy piano or piano 1948 Keyboard
Atlas Eclipticalis, for orchestra (parts for 86 musicians) 1961 Orchestral
4'33", for any ensemble or number of players 1952 Miscellaneous (Classical) Avant-Garde Music
First Construction (In Metal), for 6 percussionists 1939 Chamber Music
Concerto, for prepared piano & chamber orchestra 1951 Concerto
Etudes Boreales I-IV, for piano 1978 Keyboard
Fontana Mix, for 4-channel tape or indeterminate means 1958 Electronic/Computer Music
In a Landscape, for piano or harp 1948 Keyboard Chamber Music
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, for voice & closed piano 1942 Vocal Music
Music for ..., any combination of 1-17 instrumental parts (title of work is completed by number of instruments used) 1984 Miscellaneous (Classical) Chamber Music
Third Construction, for 4 percussionists 1941 Chamber Music
Ryoanji, for voice, flute, oboe, trombone, contrabass, percussion, chamber orchestra & 2nd voice ad lib 1983 Vocal Music Chamber Music
Second Construction, for 4 percussionists 1940 Chamber Music
Concert for Piano & Orchestra, for piano & 13 other instruments in any combination 1957 Concerto
Sixteen Dances, for flute, trumpet, 4 percussionists, violin, cello & piano 1951 Chamber Music
Aria, for solo voice (any range) 1958 Vocal Music
Cartridge Music, for amplified 'small' sounds 1960 Electronic/Computer Music Avant-Garde Music
Dream, for piano 1948 Keyboard
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