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John Cage



(September/Setembro 5, 1912 – August/Agosto 12, 1992)




in aller freundschaft (there is a key)








]In A Landscape (1948)







variations 5 (1965) – Link with full feaTure film of the entire performance from a 1966 German broadcast.

The actual músic/coreography begins after 5 minutes of the 49:25 minute video contained therein.

Esta ligação, para a obra “Variações V”, de 1965 , contém a actuação completa que se pode começar a visionar após cerca de 5 minutos do começo do vídeo, de 49 minutos: é uma actuação que terá sido transmitida na televisão Alemã em 1966.







Songbooks (John Cage: music & E.E. Cummings: lyrics, 1970)
w/ Cathy Berberian on vocals.







..pelos 100 anos  de John Cage.


Celebration of one of XX Century Music’s great treasures – Olivier Messiaen (born today – December 10, 1908)

Born today, Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was not only a major composer of the last century but profoundly influencial. From his teaching came a long list of remarkable composers all amazingly different from one another, to name but three: Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis.

I leave you with my Playlist with a full recording of Messiaen’s

–  Quartet for the End of Time 

It is aPlaylist with all 8 movements of Messiaen’s piece “Quatour pour la fins du temps”

I love the man’s work and for me, if I had to choose among his masterpieces, this would most likely be the candidate.

I also leave the link to another fine recording of that which I plan to put in this year’s Christmas stocking, with:

Maryvonne Le Dizes (violin), Alain Damiens , Pierre Strauch (cello),  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) – under the musical direction of Dina Resende
 Messiaen *** Quatuor pour la fin du Temps –  
“Quartet for the End of Time” 



Notice the relation between 5th movement of the piece
(superbly performed in the 8 movements of both LINKs here present in this Post, just above)
and that which I leave in a touching rendition here by the Ensemble D’Ondes De Montréal.

(Ensemble D’Ondes De Montréal)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Oraison   (1937)  – written for the Ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument.

I wish all a very warm and tender week.