- In 1944, modernist composer John Cage contributed a painting entitled Chess Pieces to a show at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. After Cage’s death, the painting was rediscovered, and Cage expert Margaret Leng Tan set about transcribing the music depicted on the painting into a playable score. This program is the premiere recording of the work–a pivotal composition with ties to Cage’s
Performed by pianist Margaret Leng Tan, a popular specialist in Cage’s music, this is the first recording of the previously lost Chess Pieces (1944). Features many extras, including a lengthy bio of Tan.
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