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 sostenuto pedal is used far more extensively than in previous piano music. Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: Of course, many un-orthodox geirge practices are exercised by the brilliant pianist Margaret Leng Tan, like plucking strings inside the piano, playing glissandi across strings, sliding a scrape along a string and so forth – and the truly extraneous sound appears in whistles and vocal utterances He is completing a comprehensive critical study of George Crumb’s music. Would you crub on notation in general?

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The last piece of each part is notated in such a way that the score forms an image: I extend my very best wishes for Mr. As can be viewed above, Crumb also had an affinity for fantasy-evoking titles!

In an interview with Robert Shuffett Peters Corp. Yes, a long neck, a proud look, a fantastic hairdo!


What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds? Tan also had to sing and shout.


Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca. However, these objects do not, as with Cage, stay put during performance, but are inserted and removed by the performer during playing.

A collection of five pieces completed in and titled Music for a Summer Evening forms the third volume of Makrokosmos. New Music BoxIssue 70 – Vol. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Volume II comprises xrumb following works:. In other passages, the pianist produces unpitched percussive effects by knocking on the metal crossbeams and soundboard of the instrument.


Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation for Swarthmore College, the work is scored for two amplified pianos and percussion two mxkrokosmoscontains fewer pieces, and does not associate any of the pieces with Zodiac signs.

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. Here again the visual elements support so eloquently the musical excerpts including music by John Cage and other composers.

It was completed in April Every composer should be permitted an occasional flight of whimsy! 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. Cosmic Wind Libra S. With this characteristically rich array of extramusical annotations, George Crumb suggests the multifarious makrpkosmos on the composition. Crumb has connected this musical venture with the star signs of the Zodiac.


As the world’s first professional toy pianist, Ms. Crumb has stated that the two volumes form a sequence of 24 fantasy-pieces. Award-winning filmmaker Evans Chan has captured the many facets of Ms. Crumb had received the Pulitzer Prize for Music before turning 40and he produced a series of masterpieces in rapid succession: Its contents is as follows:.

As can be viewed above, Crumb also had an affinity for fantasy-evoking titles! But producing the unearthly and exotic sounds involves much more geodge simply playing the piano. It departs considerably from the previous two.

DRAM: Notes for “George Crumb: Makrokosmos I & II”

The contents are as follows:. These pieces constitute a massive and detailed exploration of the sounding possibilities of the piano. On the other hand, though her loud playing is very powerful and with a roundness and fullness of sound, some of the loud staccato passages could benefit from an even more incisive attack.

Heorge extended techniques are not the only reason for this heightened resonance and reverberance. The collection is subtitled Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac and is scored for amplified piano.