Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano
by John Cage
Piano - Sheet Music

Item Number: 1008074
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Solo prepared piano - Difficulty: medium

SKU: PE.EP6755

(1946-48). Composed by John Cage. Piano (Solo). Edition Peters. 20th Century. Collection. With table of preparations (does not include words to the songs). Composed 1946-8. 40 pages. Duration 01:10:00. Edition Peters #98-EP6755. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP6755).

ISBN 9790300741574. 9x12 inches. English.

The Sonatas and Interludes are Cage's masterwork for prepared piano. It was Cage's first composition inspired by Hindu philosophy, composed in a period of reading the works of the Indian art historian and critic Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. In these compositions, Cage expresses his interpretation of the permanent emotions of Indian tradion: The Heroic, the Erotic, the Wondrous, the Comic, Sorrow, Fear, Anger, the Odious (the four dark moods) and their common tendency toward tranquility.

  • Sonatas 1-16
  • Interludes 1-4