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Title Sorceress of the new piano : the artistry of Margaret Leng Tan ; The maverick piano / Mode Records presents ; Riverdrive Productions Limited ; [two films by Evans Chan]
Published New York, NY : Mode Records, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (140 min.)
Series Classical music in video
Contents Sorceress of the new piano (90 min.).: Introduction -- Inventing the new piano : the first "C" : Henry Cowell -- Inventing the new piano : the second "C" : John Cage -- The American avant garde through an Asian lens -- Roots and landscapes -- Inventing the new piano : the third "C" : George Crumb -- The new mavericks, East and West -- Dogs and toys -- Ode to Schroeder -- Legacy
The maverick piano (50 min.).: Gymnopédie no. 3 / Erik Satie ; arranged for piano and toy piano by Margaret Leng Tan -- In a landscape / John Cage -- In the name of the holocaust : for prepared piano/string piano / John Cage -- Music for piano no. 2 : for string piano / John Cage ; arranged for bowed piano by Margaret Leng Tan ; featuring art by John Cage -- Dream ; and Indeterminacy / John Cage -- Gu yue = Ancient music : for string piano. 3rd movement, Pipa / Ge Gan-ru -- Satie blues : for toy piano/piano / Toby Twining
Summary Through personal interviews with Tan and various composers, critics and colleagues, Sorceress of the new piano explores Margaret Leng Tan's career as a pianist, her work with John Cage, and her development as a toy piano virtuoso. The maverick of the piano contains complete performances of seven works, principally by John Cage; some filmed during stage performances
Notes Sorceress of the new piano released in 2004; The maverick piano released in 2007
Previously released as a compact disc
In English, with English, German, French, and Spanish subtitles
Subject Cage, John.
Tan, Margaret Leng.
Monologues with music (Musique concrète)
Piano music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Piano music.
Prepared piano music.
Toy piano music.
Genre/Form Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Cage, John. Dream.
Cage, John. In a landscape.
Cage, John. In the name of the holocaust.
Cage, John. Indeterminacy. Selections
Cage, John. Music, piano. No. 2.
Chen, Yaocheng, director
Ge, Gan-Ru, 1954- Gu yue. Pipa.
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. Gymnopeédies. No 3; arranged
Tan, Margaret Leng.
Twining, Toby. Satie blues.
Mode (Sound recording label)
Riverdrive Productions Ltd.
Other Titles Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan
Maverick piano