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What does Frances-Marie Uitti remember most about John Cage?

August 25, 2012

The brilliant and lovely cellist Frances-Marie Uitti on John Cage:

I remember John Cage laughing, always laughing no matter what happened. When the Frankfurt Opera House burnt down disastrously, right before the premiere of his Europera, he said “That’s marvelous!” and laughed.

And it was remarkable how he listened intently to whoever spoke to him. Fully present.

What an energy.

Along with his works, it was his laughter that I remember.

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From → Anecdotes, Music

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