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A 4-disc box-set and 44 page booklet with Apartment House playing all of John Cage’s ‘number pieces’ for mid-size ensembles (from ‘Five’ to ‘Fourteen’, with ‘Four5’ as an added extra, along with alternative versions of three of the pieces). These extraordinarily beautiful works were all composed in the last 5 years of the composer’s life, as Cage approached his 80th birthday. These recordings by Apartment House are the first recordings for 15 years of almost all of the pieces. An essential release of wonderful but somewhat neglected music.
Monumental…the box sheds renewed light on this oft overlooked series. Through their dedication and peerless production values, they have created a singular lens into these pieces – Point of Departure.
The musicians participating here are outstanding not only on account of their technical refinement, but also their capacity to tune in to the inner life of Cage’s scores and to pick up the vibrations of possibility they transmit….An exciting and important release of music too seldom heard – The Wire