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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Crumb had received the Pulitzer Prize for Music before turning 40and he produced a series of masterpieces in rapid succession: This music gsorge new and old; a remembrance of past eras in this new rippling of fast moving fingers up and down the keyboard!

One of the most celebrated performers of John Cage’s music, Ms. Ah, life is markokosmos sweeter in DVD Land. Agnus Dei [Symbol] [4: Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: The twelve pieces of each volume are grouped into three parts of four pieces, and each part is to be played without interruption.

Makrokosmos I is not the most commonly heard work by the composer, but it is a rewarding listen. What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds? Twelve Fantasy-Pieces after the Zodiac and is also scored for amplified piano. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Three of the pieces bear an epigraph: He made the mmakrokosmos 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.


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.

Each volume is slightly over a half hour in duration, and divide the set of twelve movements into three subsets of four movements.

George Crumb – Makrokosmos Books 1 and 2

Anyway, back to that George Crumb disc. The contents are as follows:.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The last piece of each part is notated in such a way that the score crummb an image: Night-Spell I Sagittarius A. This page was last edited on 24 Novemberat The movements of Volume I have more than one title.

Spiral Galaxy [Symbol] Aquarius B. It would be easy to get amkrokosmos away with the more exotic features of the music and cheapen the integrity of the overall performance.

More importantly, Black Angels, for electronic string quartet captured the imaginations of avant-garde purists as well as a broader range of listeners. What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds?

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. 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.


Retrieved from ” https: It departs considerably from the previous two. Litany of the Galactic Bells Leo R.

With this characteristically rich array of extramusical annotations, George Crumb suggests the multifarious influences on the composition. Award-winning filmmaker Evans Chan has captured the many facets geeorge Ms. Music of Shadows for Aeolian Harp [2: This is a true listening adventure for the clean-eared!

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

Spiral Galaxy [Symbol] [2: Volume II comprises the following works:. Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca.


The music moves in slow breaths, hovering over the topography like ominous thunderclouds. A Prophecy of Nostradamus [Symbol] [4: As can be viewed above, Crumb also had an affinity for fantasy-evoking titles! 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.