Recorded at Town Hall, New York City, May 15, 1958.
Six short inventions for seven instruments : (1934) (violin, 2 violas, violoncello, alto flute, trumpet, clarinet) Construction in metal : (1937) (Manhattan Percussion Ensemble) Imaginary landscape no. 1 : (1939) : a recording of constant and variable frequency records, cymbal and piano The wonderful widow of eighteen springs : (1942) / text adapted from Finnegans wake (Arline Carmen, contralto ; John Cage, piano) She is asleep : (1943). Quartet for twelve tom toms (4 members of Manhattan Percussion Ensemble) ; Duo (Arline Carmen, contralto ; John Cage, piano) Sonatas and interludes : [selections] (1946-48) (Maro Ajemian, piano) Music for carillon : (1954) (David Tudor, electronic carillon) Williams mix : (1952) (4 stereophonic magnetic tape playbacks, 8 loudspeakers) Concerto for piano and orchestra : (1957-58) (David Tudor, piano ; orchestra conducted by Merce Cunningham)
Anahid Ajemian, violin ; Burton Fisch, viola ; William Gromko, viola ; Joan Brockway, cello ; Andrew Lolya, alto flute ; Melvyn Broiles, trumpet ; Albert Kaufman, clarinet ; David Tudor, piano ; John Cage, electronics ; Xenia Cage, electronics ; Doris Dennison, cymbals ; Margaret Jansen, piano ; John Cage, piano ; Arline Carmen, contralto ; Warren Smith, percussion ; Michael Colgrass, percussion ; Philip Brown, percussion ; Paul Price, percussion ; Maro Ajemian, prepared piano ; David Tudor, carillons ; Earle Brown, electronics ; David Tudor, electronics ; Andrew Lolya, flute ; Allan Martin, violin ; Isadore Cohen, violin ; Jesse Taiko, double bass ; Sy Schwartzberg, baritone saxophone ; Sy Schwartzberg, bassoon ; Frank Rehak, trombone ; Don Butterfield, tuba ; Merce Cunningham, conductor ; Manhattan Percussion Ensemble.
Twenty five year retrospective concert of the music of John Cage. Description based on hard copy version record.