Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard

John Cage

Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard has been performed in Montréal and Toronto…

This is another of Cage’s compositions comprising melodic lines without accompaniment, using single tones. Intervals are played requiring one or both of the work’s instruments for their production. The music is very simple and its atmosphere similar to that of Cage’s String Quartet in four parts. In fact, in one of his letters to Pierre Boulez, Cage calls the Six Melodies a “postscript to the Quartet,” and he makes use of the same gamut of sounds. The rhythmic structure is 3 1/2, 3 1/2, 4, 4, 3, 4.

Six Melodies for Violin and Keyboard

  • John Cage
  • Year of composition: 1950
  • Instrumentation: keyboard and violin

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Concerts

30 Apri 2018
7:00 pm
Série QB
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In person
Montréal (Québec)
5 May 2018
8:00 pm
Cage
In person
Toronto (Ontario, Canada)