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John Cage: Works for Two Keyboards, Vol. 1: A Book of Music - Music for Amplified Toy Pianos - Suite for Toy Piano

Xenia Pestova, Pascal Meyer

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A Book of Music for two Prepared Pianos  
1
Part One
John Cage; Xenia Pestova; Pascal Meyer
13:04
2
Part Two
John Cage; Xenia Pestova; Pascal Meyer
21:21
Suite for Toy Piano  
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I. —
John Cage; Xenia Pestova
1:35
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II. —
John Cage; Xenia Pestova
1:31
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III. —
John Cage; Xenia Pestova
1:24
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IV. —
John Cage; Xenia Pestova
1:45
7
V. —
John Cage; Xenia Pestova
0:58
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Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
John Cage; Xenia Pestova; Pascal Meyer
12:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:20
"The Pestova-Meyer Piano Duo are two young virtuosos fully committed to contemporary music. I’m impressed ..."
- American Record Guide

"... very desirable ... Xenia Pestova and Pascal Meyer do a bang-up job, with playing whose rhythmic acuity is very exciting … lively, alert and even virtuosic readings have much to recommend them, so if you’re curious, don’t hold back ..."
- Fanfare

The Pestova-Meyer Piano Duo presents John Cage’s remarkable magnum opus A Book of Music for two prepared pianos on this eclectic programme, together with Cage's complete works for toy piano. Intricately structured according to Cage’s ideas about Mozart, A Book of Music is an eloquent and virtuoso mosaic of driving and sometimes frenetic rhythms, the exotic sounds of the prepared piano strings transporting the listener into worlds of the strangest imagining. The Suite for Toy Piano is a modest miracle of precise expression and the first ever serious concert music written for this instrument, while Music for Amplified Toy Pianos is composed using chance elements, generating a spacious field of sound filled with surprise.
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