A new double CD release with Japanese pianist Yoshiko Shimizu, playing George Crumb´s Makrokosmos, Volume I, Volume II and Music for a. George Crumb’s Makrokosmos pieces for amplified piano were created during an especially fertile period of his compositional career. Crumb had received the. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Makrokosmos I -IV on Discogs.
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The first volume of the set was composed inwhile the last was completed in early ; the first performance of all four volumes in sequence was given by Yvar MikhashoffAki TakahashiStephen ManesFreida ManesJan Williams and Lynn Harboldin Buffalo, New Yorkon 12 June Three of the pieces bear an epigraph: Voices from makrokossmos Borealis” [3: New Music BoxIssue 70 – Vol. The last piece of each part is notated in such a way that the score forms nakrokosmos image: Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.
George Crumb – Makrokosmos vol.1
As the booklet text by Steven Bruns which to a high degree constitutes the source for these comments states, one of the more important aspects ctumb Makrokosmos is the exploration of timbres, innumerable variations on nuances of timbres. Volume II comprises the following works:.
The apparent ease of ctumb flow of events in Makrokosmos may persuade one of an improvisational approach, but this is belied by the comprehensive sketches, with planning of the over-arching intent as well as the minute details.
Primeval Sounds Genesis I [4: Indeed, very few post piano compositions continue to be so widely performed and recorded, and from the present vantage point, it seems increasingly certain that these pieces have earned a secure place in the repertoire. On the surface many of these pieces can crumv merely like timeless, amorphous essays in sound.
The Abyss of Time [2: Still, it was impossible not to respond to Ms. George Crumb Makrokosmos Books 1 and 2 Mode For anyone reading this who has yet to make the switch from VHS, there are no more excuses to live in the digital dark ages.
Compositions by George Crumb. Spiral Galaxy [Symbol] [2: Music of Shadows for Aeolian Harp [2: In repeated encounters, makrokosmis will surely discover for themselves the endless riches of this masterful composition. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Crumb has connected this musical venture with the georg signs of the Zodiac. As is well known, many of his works call for theatrical actions from the players.
The music of George Crumb is certainly being celebrated this year to mark his 80th birthday. He is completing a comprehensive critical study of George Crumb’s music. He has written chamber and electronic works, music for theatre and dance, and is currently working on a chamber opera, Die Bestmannoperwhich has been presented, in part, by the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.
What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds? Tan’s talent in his Sorceress of the New Piano: 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.
The apparent ease of the flow of events in Makrokosmos may persuade one of an improvisational approach, but this is belied by the comprehensive sketches, with planning of the over-arching intent as well as the minute details.
This music is new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard!
DRAM: Notes for “George Crumb: Makrokosmos I & II”
George Crumb wrote Makrokosmos in and Chopin on track 11! In one work she used a glass tumbler to glide up and down the depressed strings to produce distant banshee cries or whistles, all of which were subjected to discreet amplification that prolonged and bent the tones. Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis is rinsed romanticism, somehow – a very short, beautiful pianistic bagatelle: The music moves in slow breaths, hovering over the topography like ominous thunderclouds.
In addition to the usual indications for tempo, dynamics, and articulation, he includes powerfully suggestive verbal phrases that point to the intended sonic and expressive effects.
As the booklet text by Steven Bruns which to a high degree constitutes the source for these comments states, one of the more important aspects of Makrokosmos is the exploration of timbres, innumerable variations on nuances of timbres. Crumb has makrokoemos that the two volumes form a sequence of 24 fantasy-pieces.
Agnus Dei [Symbol] Capricorn R. I endeavour to make my own notation as simple and conventional as possible, since I want to communicate clearly and economically all the necessary information to the performer. This is a true listening adventure for the clean-eared! The record industry crum poised at the very first beginning of a totally new concept for delivering new music to the public and I feel that Mr.
The second volume of Makrokosmos was completed in In addition to such nonverbal vocal effects, the composer has the pianist utter talismanic words and phrases. Tan also had to sing and shout. In other passages, the pianist produces unpitched percussive effects by knocking on the metal crossbeams and soundboard of the instrument. Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: