A Portrait

~ Release by John Cage (see all versions of this release, 1 available)

Annotation

All tracks are sourced from various live broadcasts. All broadcasts were FM radio, except Atlas Eclipticalis on disc 4, which was webcast at 192kbps.

SubOptimal Credits:
Tracks 5-8: "Other percussion" includes, among other household items, glass bottles, broom sticks, and pots and pans.

Both piano ARs on track 1 should be for prepared piano.

SubOptimal Credits:
Piano on track 1 should be prepared piano.

Annotation last modified on 2011-03-06 20:48 UTC.

Tracklist

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Medium 1
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1Four (live: 2004-06-26: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
performer:
Zephyr Kwartet (on 2004-06-26)
recorded at:
Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2004-06-26)
live recording of:
Four (on 2004-06-26)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1989)
10:33
2Cheap Imitation (live: 2003-02-14: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Ives Ensemble (on 2003-02-14) and Riciotti Ensemble (on 2003-02-14)
performer:
Richard Rijnvos (Dutch composer) (on 2003-02-14)
recorded at:
Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-02-14)
live recording of:
Cheap Imitation (on 2003-02-14)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1969)
is based on:
Socrate
32:11
3Atlas Eclipticalis (live: 2003-02-14: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Ives Ensemble (on 2003-02-14) and Riciotti Ensemble (on 2003-02-14)
performer:
Richard Rijnvos (Dutch composer) (on 2003-02-14)
recorded at:
Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-02-14)
live recording of:
Atlas Eclipticalis (on 2003-02-14)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (from 1961 until 1962)
20:07
4Prelude for 6 Instruments in a Minor (live: 2005-02-23: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Ives Ensemble (on 2005-02-23)
performer:
Richard Rijnvos (Dutch composer) (on 2005-02-23)
recorded at:
Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2005-02-23)
live recording of:
Prelude for Six Instruments in A minor (on 2005-02-23)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1946)
5:03
5Living Room Music, for Percussion and Speech Quartet: Movement 1 (For Household Objects) (live: 2007-12-29: Klap op de Vuurpijl 1997, Werkteater, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
other instruments and vacuum cleaner and other vocals:
Percussion Group The Hague (on 2007-12-29)
recorded at:
Het Werkteater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2007-12-29)
live recording of:
Living Room Music: I. (For Household Objects) (on 2007-12-29)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1940)
part of:
Living Room Music
1:07
6Living Room Music, for Percussion and Speech Quartet: Movement 2: Once Upon a Time the World Is Round (Gertrude Stein), Dedicated to Xenia (live: 2007-12-29: Klap op de Vuurpijl 1997, Werkteater, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
other instruments and vacuum cleaner and other vocals:
Percussion Group The Hague (on 2007-12-29)
recorded at:
Het Werkteater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2007-12-29)
live recording of:
Living Room Music: II. Once Upon a Time the World Is Round (Gertrude Stein), Dedicated to Xenia (on 2007-12-29)
lyricist:
Gertrude Stein (American writer)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1940)
dedicated to:
Xenia Cage (American artist)
part of:
Living Room Music
2:03
7Living Room Music, for Percussion and Speech Quartet: Movement 3 (Solo) (live: 2007-12-29: Klap op de Vuurpijl 1997, Werkteater, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
other instruments and vacuum cleaner and other vocals:
Percussion Group The Hague (on 2007-12-29)
recorded at:
Het Werkteater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2007-12-29)
live recording of:
Living Room Music: III. (Solo) (on 2007-12-29)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1940)
part of:
Living Room Music
4:49
8Living Room Music, for Percussion and Speech Quartet: Movement 4 (For Household Objects) (live: 2007-12-29: Klap op de Vuurpijl 1997, Werkteater, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
other instruments and vacuum cleaner and other vocals:
Percussion Group The Hague (on 2007-12-29)
recorded at:
Het Werkteater in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2007-12-29)
live recording of:
Living Room Music: IV. (For Household Objects) (on 2007-12-29)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1940)
part of:
Living Room Music
1:23
Medium 2
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1A Book of Music (live: 2003-02-16: De IJsbreker, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
prepared piano:
Reinier van Houdt (pianist) (on 2003-02-16) and John Snijders (Dutch pianist) (on 2003-02-16)
recorded at:
De IJsbreker in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-02-16)
live recording of:
A Book of Music (on 2003-02-16)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1944)
dedicated to:
Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold
31:53
245' for a Speaker (live: 2000-04-02: Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, Netherlands)
spoken vocals:
Barbara Hannigan (on 2000-04-02)
performer:
Ives Ensemble (on 2000-04-02)
recorded at:
Huis aan de Werf in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2000-04-02)
live recording of:
45′ for a Speaker (on 2000-04-02)
writer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1954)
46:04
Medium 3
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1Sixteen Dances: Anger / Interlude / Humor / Interlude / Sorrow / Interlude / The Heroic / Interlude / The Odius / Interlude / The Wondrous / Interlude / Fear / Interlude / The Erotic / Tranquility (live: 2003-01-13: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Schönberg Ensemble (on 2003-01-13)
conductor:
Reinbert de Leeuw (Dutch conductor and pianist) (on 2003-01-13)
recorded at:
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-01-13)
live recording of:
Sixteen Dances for Soloists and Company of 3 (on 2003-01-13)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (from 1950 until 1951)
48:59
2Sixty-Eight (live: 2003-02-15: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Brabants Conservatorium (on 2003-02-15), Ives Ensemble (on 2003-02-15) and Riciotti Ensemble (on 2003-02-15)
recorded at:
Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-02-15)
live recording of:
Sixty-Eight (on 2003-02-15)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1992)
30:15
Medium 4
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1Third Construction (live: 2002-11-04: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Asko Ensemble (on 2002-11-04) and Schönberg Ensemble (on 2002-11-04)
conductor:
Reinbert de Leeuw (Dutch conductor and pianist) (on 2002-11-04)
recorded at:
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2002-11-04)
live recording of:
Third Construction (on 2002-11-04)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1941)
10:48
2Quartets I - VIII (live: 2002-11-04: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Asko Ensemble (on 2002-11-04) and Schönberg Ensemble (on 2002-11-04)
conductor:
Reinbert de Leeuw (Dutch conductor and pianist) (on 2002-11-04)
recorded at:
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2002-11-04)
live recording of:
Quartets I - VIII (on 2002-11-04)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1976)
40:56
3Freeman Etudes: Book 1: Etude 11 (live: 2003-02-16: De Rode Hoed, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
violin:
Josje ter Haar (Dutch violinist) (on 2003-02-16), Janneke van Prooijen (Dutch violinist) (on 2003-02-16), Mark Sabbah (on 2003-02-16) and Bas Wiegers (on 2003-02-16)
recorded at:
De Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2003-02-16)
live recording of:
Freeman Etudes, Book Two: Etude 11 (on 2003-02-16)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (from 1977 until 1980)
part of:
Freeman Etudes
3:57
4Atlas Eclipticalis (live: 2008-11-13: Muziekcentrum de Toonzaal, Den Bosch, Netherlands)
orchestra:
Modelo62 (on 2008-11-13)
conductor:
Ezequiel Menalled (on 2008-11-13)
recorded at:
Willem Twee concertzaal (De Toonzaal) in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2008-11-13)
live recording of:
Atlas Eclipticalis (on 2008-11-13)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (from 1961 until 1962)
15:20
Medium 5
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1Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (live: 2006-05-15: Jurriaanse zaal, De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
prepared piano:
Rene Eckhardt (on 2006-05-15)
recorded at:
De Doelen: Jurriaanse zaal in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2006-05-15)
live recording of:
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (on 2006-05-15)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (from 1946 until 1948)
dedicated to:
Maro Ajemian (pianist)
59:14
2Music of Changes, Book I (live: 2001-08-16: Felix Meritis, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
piano:
Ralph van Raat (on 2001-08-16)
recorded at:
Felix Meritis in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands (on 2001-08-16)
live recording of:
Music of Changes I (on 2001-08-16)
composer:
John Cage (American composer) (in 1951)
part of:
Music of Changes
5:08