George Crumb. Makrokosmos I, for amplified piano. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Makrokosmos I -IV on Discogs. George Crumb’s Makrokosmos pieces for amplified piano were created during an especially fertile period of his compositional career. Crumb had received the.

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With this characteristically rich array of extramusical annotations, George Crumb suggests the multifarious influences on the composition. Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: The initials of friends and family and influential figures from the past e.

The movements of Volume I have more than one title. This music is new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard!

Compositions by George Crumb. He made the appearance of his scores into works of art, creating a spiral bar line style for some of the movements, and they are beautiful to look at. Both series display the innovations of each composer. Cadenza Apocalittica Scorpio L.

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Sexy Trippy All Moods. Tan would thrust her hands into the air, her fingers spread, like a sorceress pleased with some new spice she had added to a gurgling brew.

Music of Shadows for Aeolian Harp [2: The pianist uses her fingertips and fingernails to pluck and strike the strings at various locations, to play glissandi across groups of strings, and to slide or scrape along the length of the string.

But as these were composer supervised recordings, and the whistling is indeed very professional sounding, with good theremin sounds, Crumb must have supported the idea. What Margaret Leng Tan achieves particularly well in her performance is the shading of the softer dynamics from p to makroksomos and she really draws the listener into the melodic shapes and layering of texture in this crkmb range.

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Extra-musical influences are offered in the designation of a sign of the Zodiac to each piece as well as a descriptive title. Maybe this Crumb video can be makrkosmos motivating carrot that remedies the situation.

The twelve pieces of each volume are grouped into three parts of four pieces, and each part is to be played without interruption. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Tan also had to sing and shout. The pianist is expected to perform on the keys and on the inside of the piano, as well as perform some light vocal gforge. I endeavour to make my makdokosmos notation as simple and conventional as possible, since I ceumb to communicate clearly and economically all the necessary information to the performer.

Agnus Dei [Symbol] [4: Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac and is also scored for amplified piano. A Prophecy of Nostradamus [Symbol] [4: Of course notation can also be imaginative and provocative — I feel that all good music looks beautiful on the page.

Makrokosmos, Volume I was composed in for pianist and friend David Burge who previously commissioned and premiered Crumb’s Five Pieces for Piano The record industry is poised at the very first beginning of a totally new concept for delivering new music to the public and I feel that Mr.

Crumb has connected this musical venture with the star signs of the Zodiac.


Can you believe the editor of this webzine just bought his first DVD player just two months ago? Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The second volume of Makrokosmos was completed in For instance, the second movement is called “Proteus — Pisces”.


Morning Drumb Genesis II [2: However, these objects do not, as with Cagestay put during performance, but are inserted and removed by the performer during playing. The DVD version should be available again in several months.


The best ones are those in which the content of the music — the astringent harmonies, the skittish atonal flights, the crisscrossing contrapuntal lines — engage the brain as well as the ear. Views Read Edit View history.

Crumb has exemplified the characters of the Zodiac with the initials of specified persons born under those signs, like Lorca and Brahms, to mention a couple.

Works for Piano, Vol. In addition to such nonverbal vocal effects, the composer has the pianist utter talismanic words and phrases. While the Hungarian is singular in his approach, the American is plural; a great deal of outside influence goes makrokoosmos his work, including music from other composers and non-Western musical traditions. Similarly to Volume Ithe last piece of each part is notated so that the score forms an image: Voices from “Corona Borealis” [3: The music is exciting, the playing is marvelous – Mode has produced another great disc.

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