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1st Edition

John Cage
A Research and Information Guide

ISBN 9780367871413
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available on the life and music of John Cage, one of the most influential and fascinating composers of the twentieth-century. The guide will focus on documentary studies, archival resources, scholarly research, and autobiographical materials, and place the composer and his work in a larger context of postmodern philosophy, art and theater movements, and contemporary politics. It will support emerging scholarship and inquiry for future research on Cage, with carefully selected sources and useful annotations.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: John Cage: History and Historiography

Chapter 2: Catalog of Compositions by Instrumentation

Chapter 3: Sources and Reference Materials

Chapter 4: Biographical and Historical Studies

Chapter 5: Work Studies

Chapter 6: Cage in Connection to Others

Chapter 7: Compositional Techniques and Aesthetic Philosophy

Chapter 8: Political and Social Philosophy

Index of Authors and Editors

Work Index

Subject Index

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Sara Haefeli is Assistant Professor of Music Theory, History, and Composition at Ithaca College.