Biography of John Cage (1912-1992)

05.09.1912
Born in Los Angeles
1932
Lessons in composition and music theory after cancelling his college education and touring through Europe
Teached by Henry Cowell and Arnold Schönberg
Studies in California and Europe
1938
Teacher at the Cornish School in Seattle
1941
Professorship for experimental music at the Chicago School of Design
1942
Moves to NewYork
Musical Head of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, during war
1949
Journey to Paris and acquaintance with Pierre Boulez, who called him posthumous a jester in a TV report.
29.08.1952
The Premiere of 4 Minutes 33 seconds in Woodstock becomes a scandal
12.08.1992
Dies in New York
Among Cage's students was Yoko Ono, the later women of John Lennon. His style of free music was the strict opposite of the serial music of this time, which dictated all parameters of music.

Sheet music for flute:

Music for Wind instruments
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio
  2. Duet
  3. Quintet
Only in the third mouvement play all five together


Literature von/über John Cage

Last edit 29.12.2012