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Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

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Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Ryoanji; Two; Three Pieces for Flute Duet; Music for Two (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Avant-Garde | Label: Naxos | # 8.559773 | Time: 01:02:50

This first volume of John Cage’s complete works for flute spans a fifty year period, from the Three Pieces for Flute Duet of 1935—deft studies in chromatic writing—to the 1984 Ryoanji, which involves the use of pre-recorded flutes and percussion with resultant diverse and intricate textures. Two is the first of Cage’s important ‘number’ series and is edgily ruminative, while Music for Two, written for any combination of the 17 different instrumental ‘parts without scores’ provided by the composer, is heard in an arrangement described by Katrin Zenz as a ‘new piece for flute and piano’.

You either love or hate the music of John Cage, his innovative and unorthodox ideas of composing still challenging the listener sixty years after they were written. I suppose it shows just how far we have travelled when Ryoanji, in a version for flute, pre-recorded flute and percussion, now emerges as an easy listening traversal of the use of flute glissandi. The soloist is allowed latitude of the pitch and speed of the note being played, and at times undulating into a bizarre melody. The problem for the first-time listener, is that the range of sounds have long been exhausted before the end the work’s nineteen minutes. Three years later, in 1987, the construction of Two, scored for flute and piano, is too complex to enumerate here. Cage offers, on the one hand, a rigid structure, while combining that with the freedom of expression that passes between instruments, and, as with Ryoanji, his fascination with musical silence can become too frequent. Turn the clock back to 1935—when he was twenty-three and in thrall with the Second Viennese School instilled by his mentor, Arnold Schoenberg—and you have Three Pieces for flute duet. Music for Two started as a project to compose a series of works for all seventeen instruments of the symphony orchestra, with separate parts for each that could then be added to one another in any permutation to create a new and different work at every performance. The idea never got very far, and here we have one part in an arrangement for flute and piano that lasts almost half and hour. My admiration goes to the highly skillful playing of the German born, Katrin Zenz, whose technical brilliance is outstanding. And, with her flute and piano colleagues, she here begins a series of the Cage’s complete works for flute.

Review by David Denton, David's Review Corner


Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)



Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)



Katrin Zenz, flute
Uwe Grodd, flute (3-5)
Maxim Mankovski, percussion (1)
Ludovic Frochot, piano (2)
Chara Iacovidou, piano (6)


Tracklist:

01. Ryoanji (version for flute, percussion and tape) (18:48)

02. Two (10:01)

Three Pieces for Flute Duet
03. No. 1. Allegro giocoso (00:40)
04. No. 2. Andante cantabile (02:44)
05. No. 3. Grave adagio (02:32)

06. Music for Two (version for flute and piano, arr. Katrin Zenz) (28:04)


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Katrin Zenz - John Cage: Complete Works for Flute, Vol. 1 (2015)

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