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Performer: John Cage
Genre: Classical music
Title: The Complete String Quartets Vol. I
Country: US
Released: 1989
Style: Contemporary
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John Cage - The Arditti Quartet ‎– The Complete String Quartets Vol. I. Label: Mode ‎– mode 1. Music for Four (1987; revised 1988) for string quartet Thirty Pieces for String Quartet (1983). Composer Supervised First Recordings. Recorded live in concert at Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut on February 27, 1988 as part of the "John Cage at Wesleyan" festival. Cover Etching: "II Stones 2" by John Cage. Made at Crown Point Press, San Francisco (1989).

The Arditti Quartet are one of the most recognized string quartets of the '80s and '90s for the interpretation of avant-garde music, and in this series for Mode, recorded at Wesleyan University in 1988, the ensemble tackle the rarely performed string quartets, a format in which Cage composed and off for over half a century. There is an incredible wealth in the String Quartets that sets them aside in the cannon of John Cage's work as they are the most lyrical, expressive, and controlled abstractions that the composer wrote

Get the Tempo of the tracks from The Complete String Quartets, Volume 1 (Arditti Quartet) (1989) by John Cage. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). Tracklist The Complete String Quartets, Volume 1 (Arditti Quartet). 1. Music for Four (1987/1988).

String Quartet in Four Parts is a string quartet by John Cage, composed in 1950. It is one of the last works Cage wrote that is not entirely aleatoric. Like Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (1946–48) and the ballet The Seasons (1947), this work explores ideas from Indian philosophy. Cage began writing the quartet in 1949 in Paris.

I find it to be pleasant enough if that's what you're after. But that's not what I'm after. Lightly structured randomness just doesn't do it for me. I love free jazz/improvisation, and I believe Cage was not clear on the concept of improvisation, (I don't know how a performer can possibly play graphic notation or many of Cage's chance procedures without improvising),. Arditti seem to have more here to engage their performative demeanors than the more ugly string quartet music in Volume Two for the Mode Label, the "Thirty Pieces for String Quartet" (1983) half an hour of thorny expressionistic, tumultuous renderings. All the recordings here were (supervised) by Cage.

String Quartet In Four Parts 1 Quietly Flowing Along 4:04 2 Slowly Rocking 4:40 3 Nearly Stationary 10:33 4 Quodlibet 1:24 "Four" 5 Part One 15:35 6 Part Two 15:32. Cello – Rohan de Saram Composed By – John Cage Viola – Levine Andrade Violin – David Alberman, Irvine Arditti. Mode ‎– mode 27 (US). Recorded at Crowell Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown Connecticut on February 4-6. 1989. Thanks to snobb for the addition.

john cage - 1992 - the complete string quartets, vol. 2/01 - String Quartet in Four Parts- 1. Quietly Flowing Along. john cage - 1992 - the complete string quartets, vol. 2/folder. 2/02 - 2. Slowly Rocking. 2/The Complete String Quartets, Volume 2 (Arditti Quartet). 2/03 - 3. Nearly Stationary.

Artist: John Cage; Arditti Quartet.

Tracklist

1 Music For Four 30:02
2 Applause 1:18
3 Thirty Pieces For String Quartet 30:23
4 Applause 3:34

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mode Records
  • Published By – Henmar Press
  • Recorded At – Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University
  • Manufactured By – U.S. Optical Disc

Credits

  • Cello – Rohan de Saram
  • Composed By – John Cage
  • Cover [Cover Etching] – John Cage
  • Engineer – David Avidor
  • Graphics [With], Design [With] – John Anton
  • Graphics, Design – Brian Brandt
  • Liner Notes – Irvine Arditti, John Cage
  • Liner Notes [French Translation] – Dominique Jullien
  • Liner Notes [German Translation] – Monika Miller, Peter Degenhardt
  • Mastered By [Digital Mastering] – Barry Diament
  • Photography By [Photo Of John Cage & Back Cover] – Eileen Daley
  • Photography By [Photos Of The Arditti Quartet] – Hanya Chlala
  • Producer – Brian Brandt, Eileen Daley, John Anton
  • Typography [Typeseeting] – Linda Snider, Tiffany Communications
  • Viola – Levine Andrade
  • Violin – David Alberman, Irvine Arditti

Notes

Released in standard jewel case with 20-page booklet including liner notes and performer biographies in English, French and German.

Music for Four (1987; revised 1988) for string quartet
Thirty Pieces for String Quartet

Composer Supervised First Recordings

Recorded live in concert at Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut on February 27, 1988 as part of the "John Cage at Wesleyan" festival.
The recordings are complete and unedited.

Cover Etching: "II Stones 2" by John Cage. Made at Crown Point Press, San Francisco

℗1989 mode records
Made & Printed in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: U. S. OPTICAL DISC mode 17 <02>

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
mode 17 John Cage, The Arditti Quartet* John Cage, The Arditti Quartet* - The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 ‎(CD, Album) Mode mode 17 US 1989