The first thing that comes to mind about John Cage is the composition he wrote for piano entitled 4'33'' in which the pianist is instructed to do nothing for that duration of time. The result is that silence reigns. The second thing is that the composer had a special interest in the prepared piano and he coaxed strange, sometimes jangling sounds from the instrument. This CD of his early piano music is very different. It is approachable and enjoyable material, introspective in tone. Many modern day listeners will be familiar with the sound-world of Arvo Part, and when one listens to John Cage's 'In a Landscape' and 'Dream' both from 1948, one can sense that both composers share or shared a similar intense sense of spirituality. At the heart of these pieces is a feeling of flow, that is onwards and expanding, ultimately consoling and reflective. It is very much worth a listen to this set of pieces, even if only to dispel a view that 4'33'' was Cage's moment in time.