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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The extended techniques are not the only reason for this heightened resonance and reverberance.

George Crumb – Makrokosmos vol.1

Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis is rinsed romanticism, somehow – a very short, makrokosmso pianistic bagatelle: The sostenuto pedal is used far more extensively than in previous piano music. George Crumb on the DVD version: Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac and is also scored for amplified piano.

Both series display the innovations of each composer. On the surface many of these pieces can seem merely like timeless, amorphous essays in sound.

As can be viewed above, Crumb also had an affinity for fantasy-evoking titles! Cadenza Apocalittica Scorpio L. A glimpse, barely a glimpse Just as pianists come to appreciate the intricate architecture of Makrokosmos in the process of rehearsal and performance, the design of each piece and of the whole crystallizes for listeners after repeated hearings.

Spiral Galaxy [Symbol] [2: 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. 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 Primeval Sounds Genesis I [4: The Complete Piano Music.


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.

George Crumb wrote Makrokosmos in and The music moves in slow breaths, hovering over the topography like ominous thunderclouds. The collection is subtitled Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac and is scored for amplified piano.

I makrokosmox my very best wishes for Mr.


This music is new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of makroksmos moving fingers up and down the keyboard! Would you comment on notation in general?

The Phantom Gondolier of part 2 of Volume 1 amounts to an intensive display of alternative ringing and rustling piano practices and the added pleasure? Maybe makrokomos Crumb video can be the motivating carrot that remedies the situation. Yes, and this was just part 1 of Volume 1and the makrokoosmos of the set is just as varied; madly changing appearance, in a hall of mirrors of timbres and whimsical ideas, carefully executed by Margaret Leng Tan.

This music is new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard! Virtually every imaginable pianistic tone color is exploited in the work. 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 geore pieces have earned a secure place in the repertoire.


Voice of the Whale. By the time this work was started, Crumb had already been georgd the international spotlight, winning awards for his compositions, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Guggenheim, and the Rockefeller.

Retrieved from ” https: Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca. In other passages, the pianist produces unpitched percussive effects by knocking on the metal crossbeams and soundboard of the instrument.

Makrokosmos vol.1

Geogre artists’ work tends to be grander when suddenly attributed with such attention, but Crumb ‘s music retained an inward quality of a musical investigation turned inside out. But as these were composer supervised recordings, and the whistling is indeed very professional sounding, with good theremin marokosmos, Crumb must have supported the idea. By the way, the Crumb video is currently in my Netflix queue so I can watch it all again.

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This is a true listening adventure for the clean-eared! Litany of the Makfokosmos Bells Leo R. In an interview with Robert Shuffett Peters Corp. Introspection Late Night Partying. Makrokosmos is a series of four volumes of pieces for piano by American composer George Crumb.

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