John Cage: Music for Two Pianos
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR732     Release Date: 1996-01-01

Double Edge: Edmund Niemann & Nurit Tilles, duo-pianists

While John Cage is often thought of only in terms of a single stance—the avantgardist using chance operations to shake up musical traditions—the reality of his life and work is much richer and more complex. Hear without knowing their origins, the three works on this recording might easily be taken for the music of three different composers.

1. Modest and lyrical (Experiences)...
2. Dynamic and virtuosic (Three Dances)...
3. Spacious (Two2)...

Edumund Niemann and Nurit Tilles formed Double Edge in 1978. In 1990, John Rockwell of the New York Times wrote, “What makes Double Edge so good is their superb feeling for each other’s playing. They really make two pianos sound like one taut, hugely sonorous instrument.” In 1991, Kyle Gann (Village Voice) called Double Edge “one of the century's best piano duos...Their sonority is big, their ensemble perfect, their repertoire wild.”


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Track Listing

Two2
John Cage
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Experiences
John Cage
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Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos: I.
John Cage
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Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos: II.
John Cage
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Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos: III.
John Cage
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