All Things Cage: Laura Kuhn and Gene Caprioglio (Audio)

Aug 14, 2021
Hosted by Laura Kuhn, Executive Director of the John Cage Trust.

Laura Kuhn is joined this week by Gene Caprioglio, long-time Vice President for New Music and Rights at C.F. Peters, the music publishing concern that has represented John Cage since 1960. Gene shares much about the vagaries of the music publishing business and also much about his own path over the years with regard to contemporary classical music, Cage’s included. Gene has been playing guitar since he was 11 years old, and in his free time he performs as a guitarist and singer with The Bumper Crop Boys and also hosts a jam session at The Wild Goose in Woodside, N.Y. We listen at the end of tonight’s program to pianist Stephen Drury play Cage’s The Seasons, a lyrical work which exists in versions for both orchestra and solo piano that came about in 1947 through a commission from Lincoln Kirstein and the New York Ballet Society.