4' 33" by John Cage (1912-1992). For tacet (any instrument or combination of instruments). 20th Century. Sheet Music. Performance notes. Composed 1952. 2 pages. Duration 4 minutes 33 seconds. Published by Edition Peters (PE.P06777).
ISBN M-3007-4483-4. With performance notes. 20th Century. 9x12 inches.
Cage's famous 'silent' piece for any combination of instruments.
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December 11, 2010
Some background and context for the piece
There is an excellent backgrounder essay for 4'33" at http://solomonsmusic.net/4min33se.htm complete with the historical context and precidents for the work, a comparison to contemporary ideas in figure-ground and perception and many details of the first performance. "John Cage had been recently asked about the piece and that he had said...
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