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  • Dennis Johnson Interviewed in The Wire

     
    We recently featured in our Update the fully realized five-hour recording of Dennis Johnson's November, a beautiful and austere piano composition from the late 1950s, which Johnson's onetime UCLA classmate La Monte Young credited as a direct inspiration for his watershed The Well-Tuned Piano. While Johnson left music composition soon after he graduated in 1962 to study geometry, November has been speculated by many as quite possibly the first piece of minimalist music. In the booklet that comes with the four-disc set, musical historian Kyle Gann hails this recording as, "a major work that has been lost to history for fifty years," and if you have been  taken by this piece as much as we have, you'll want to check out this revealing interview with Johnson that The Wire ran back in its March 2013 issue, which can be read on-line here.

    Read Other Music's Dennis Johnson "November" review>>>
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