John Cage (1912-1992)

The Seasons (1947)

ballet en un acte, pour piano solo ou orchestre


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1947
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : chorégraphie de Merce Cunningham.
    • Duration : 15 mn
    • Editor : Peters, New York, nº EP 6744-6744a
    • Dedication : pour Lincoln Kirstein
Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, percussionist, harp, piano (also celesta), 8 violins, 6 second violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 2 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 18 May 1947
    Location :

    États-Unis, New York City, Ziegfeld Theatre


    Performers :

    le ballet de Merce Cunningham, mise en scène et costumes d'Isamu Noguchi.

Table of contents

  • Prelude I
  • Winter
  • Prelude II
  • Spring
  • Prelude III
  • Summer
  • Prelude IV
  • Fall
  • Finale (Prelude I).