Program: New York New Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 1985

This program features the world premiere of Cage's "Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon and Six Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo," as well as the New York premiere of his "Music for Six."

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1985
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Carnegie Hall

Program: American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 1992

This program features the world premiere of Cage's "Seventy-four," conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.

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1992
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Carnegie Hall

Program: David Tudor at Carnegie Hall, 1966

The program for the April 26, 1966, presentation of "Evenings for New Music" at Carnegie Recital Hall. Tudor's performance that night was the world premiere of "Music for Carillon No. 4."

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1966
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Carnegie Hall

Manuscript Excerpt: TV-Köln

Four systems of two, three or four lines each, one for interior piano construction, one for exterior piano construction, one auxiliary noise and the bottom line for the keyboard. Scattered over these lines are dots and quarter-notes. Every systems has its equal time length. Position of note with respect to the line gives the relative pitch, duration or amplitude.

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1960
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The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birthday on September 5, 2012 by publishing a new edition of its Point iBook series. The free book, which will be available in ePub format later this fall, explores Cage’s technique of preparing a piano. Download a copy

John Cage at Home

A photograph of John Cage in his Chelsea loft, circa 1973; he owned more than 20 houseplants, for which he provided detailed watering instructions for caretakers to follow while he was traveling.

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1973
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"Aria," interpreted by Sabina Meyer

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Società Aquilana dei Concerti "B.Barattelli," Italy; February 18, 2007; video by Theo Eshetu

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Sabina Meyer

Manuscript Excerpt: 4'33''

Also known as "Silence," "4'33"" was originally divided into three distinct movements; the work incorporates only unintentional sounds.

NYPL catalog record

C.F Peters record

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1952
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"Credo in US," interpreted by vcpianos

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A performance at MASS MoCA's Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival featuring Vicky Chow, on piano; Bob Fullex, percussion; Ellery Trafford, percussion; and Matt Evans, radio.

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