And you thought all those novel techniques came from post-1950s Euro-modernists?:

Nathan, Jasper and Weldon Drake; Weslaco, Texas, 1942 (Thanks to the amazing historical high-res archives at

3 Responses to “Avant-Garde Take Note”
  1. Sparky P. says:

    And there is also PDQ Bach’s Sonata for Viola Four Hands.

  2. James Combs says:

    For a second, I thought the guy had four arms…., must have picked the wrong mushrooms out of the garden :).

  3. Kyle Gann says:

    Aw, that’s nothin’. Have you heard the Ferneyhough Sonata for piccolo four-hands?