MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: John Cage

Composition Name: Ryoanji

Composition Date:                       1983 
Configuration:                         Small Ensemble
Featured Instrument:                   Oboe
                                       Percussion
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                N/A
Players:                               2
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         Y

Recording Title:                       Cage Ryoanji
Released:                              0
Performers:                            Yasunori Yamaguchi,perc., Meisho Tohsha,shaku.
Label Name:                            None
Recording Format:                      Audio cassette
Commercial/Non-Commercial:             N
Recording (American/Japanese/Other):   J
Release (American/Japanese/Other):     J
Solo/Compilation:                      C
Number of Copies:                       1 

World Premiere Venue:                  The Asia Society
World Premiere City:                   New York
World Premiere Sponsor:                Music From Japan
World Premiere Date:                   12/2/83
World Premiere Performers:             James Ostryniec, Michael Pugliese

MFJ Performance Information:
Venue:                                 The Asia Society
City:                                  New York
Date:                                  
Performers:                            Sumire Yoshihara, Donald Palma
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Japan in New Music
Author/Critic:                         Weekender Guide
Publication Date:                      12/2/83
Reaction:                              Neutral
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 MFJ Series at Asia Society
Author/Critic:                         John Rockwell
Publication Date:                      12/4/83
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              ..."Ryoanji" attains a meditative rapture that some of Mr.
                                       Cage's more abstract recent works have lacked."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        A

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Virtuoso Music of Japan
Author/Critic:                         Raphael Mostel
Publication Date:                      2/18/90
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              "First performed in the Music From Japan series in New York in
                                       1983, this otherwordly composition is becoming perhaps the
                                       best introduction into this influential and elusive composer."
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Music From Japan Festival, Asia Society
Author/Critic:                         Alex Ross
Publication Date:                      3/27/93
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              ...The performance by Ms. Yoshihara and Donald Palma found the
                                       right tone of serene intensity.
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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