The Seasons (Cage)

The Seasons (Cage)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Seasons is a ballet with music by John Cage and choreography by Merce Cunningham, first performed in 1947. It was Cage's first piece for orchestra and also the first to use what Cage later called the gamut technique, albeit in an early form. Cage composed the music in early 1947, in the midst of working on Sonatas and Interludes. A piano version was first completed, and an orchestral arrangement followed. Cage dedicated The Seasons to Lincoln Kirstein. The ballet was premiered on May 18, 1947 at the Ballet Society of Ziegfeld Theatre (by which the work was commissioned) in New York City, with original choreography by Merce Cunningham (now lost).show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Part Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136277352
  • 9786136277356