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John Cage
Solo for Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas

Release Date: November 2, 2007

Catalog Number: OM 1010-2

Available Formats: CD, Digital Download

List Price: $15

Composer: John Cage

Performer: Amelia Cuni

Conductor: N/A

Orchestra/Ensemble: N/A

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Recording Notes

The world premiere recording of Solo for Voice 58 by legendary American avant-garde composer John Cage. Italian-German dhrupad singer Amelia Cuni is the ideal interpreter, trained in classical Indian singing but also able to improvise on ragas in a new music context. Cuni developed from Cage’s score of eighteen raga scales a remarkable and unique interpretation that belongs to both the classical Indian and Western experimental traditions. Includes an extensive booklet with essays by Amelia Cuni, Indian music scholar and composer Sandeep Bhagwati, and Cage scholar William Brooks (University of York).

Editorial Reviews

The performance is definitive, and I could not imagine anyone else coming along and outdoing the amazing performance that is represented on this CD.  David Toub, sequenza21.com
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When I listened to the CD in the relative comfort of my own home, I was tempted to drop all program notes, close my eyes, and trance out. Such is the all-encompassing nature of Cuni’s realization. Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice
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Track Listing

SOLO FOR VOICE 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas

1.  Raga 1 (4:45)
2.  Raga 4 (4:00)
3.  Raga 14 (4:14)
4.  Raga 8 (2:02)
5.  Raga 3 (2:00)
6.  Raga 5 (2:53)
7.  Raga 6 (3:43)
8.  Raga 9 (2:30)
9.  Raga 2 (4:00)
10.  Raga 10 (3:25)
11.  Raga 12 (4:53)
12.  Raga 11/Raga 13/Raga 15/Raga 7 (11:19)
13.  Raga 16 (6:06)
14.  Raga 18 (0:47)
15.  Raga 17 (3:47)

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