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Classical Notes: September 4, 2012 Archive

On the Air This Week

Posted at 9:50 AM on September 4, 2012 by Rex Levang (0 Comments)
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Highlights from Sep. 4 to 11

Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Choral music, with From Age to Age.
Saturday, 7 pm: Last Night of the Proms.
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: By the Hundreds.
Sunday, noon: From the Top.
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From this year's BBC Proms: Osmo Vänskä leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Music of Schubert and Gerald Barry

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Cage Apps

Posted at 11:41 AM on September 4, 2012 by Daniel Gilliam (0 Comments)
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John Cage

September 5, 2012 marks the John Cage centennary. His contributions to music are remarkable, oft misunderstood and always captivating. One aspect of Cage's work I've always admired, is that anyone can perform something of his.

Now you can perform John Cage in the comfort (and safety) of your iPhone or tablet, with these two apps:

Developer Joseph Genden and Third Coast Percussion have released an app for the iPhone that allows you to perform Cage's Quartet. You can choose from the percussion instruments called for in the score, and perform your own version with digitized samples.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/third-coast-percussion-john/id508921471?mt=8

The official John Cage site has released an app for mobile and tablet, giving you fingertip access to the sounds of Cage's Prepared Piano. There is a free version, with access to more sounds and features in the paid version.
http://johncage.org/cagePiano.html

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