1.Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke X (Approx 20 mins) Performer: David Tudor (pf) 2.John Cage - 26'55.988" for 2 Pianists & a String Player (Approx 24 mins) Performer: David Tudor (pf) + Toshi Ichiyanagi (pf) + Kenji Kobayashi (vn) + Yoko Ono (vo). "Volume 2 lifts off with a fiery example of Tudor's piano virtuosity, his mastery of dynamics well evident in a performance of Klavierstücke X (1961) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The titular shock of this series is delivered even more forcefully with the next piece, Cage's 26'55.988" for 2 Pianists and a String Player (1961), which was first performed the year before in Darmstadt by Tudor and Kobayashi, a combination of two of Cage's solo pieces. The performance here, from Osaka, has a slightly altered title and the composition becomes a seismic quartet with the addition of Toshi Ichiyanagi and Yoko Ono, with the four performers providing acutely-angled blasts of sound." (label info) containing rare photos plus Japanese and English liner notes. co-released with Omega Point
soon in stock - please pre-order | JP| 2012| EM RECORDS | 19.90

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