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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feorge Night-Spell I Sagittarius A. As the pianist Margaret Leng Tan demonstrated on Saturday night at Zankel Hall, you must also be a physically flexible and focused actor. Many 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. I endeavour to makrokismos my own notation as simple and conventional as possible, since I want to communicate clearly and economically all the necessary information to the performer.

Both Makrokosmos volumes are divided into twelve movements, one movement for each sign of the Babylonian zodiac. Agnus Dei [Symbol] [4: And in several pieces, while playing and geoorge, Ms. Makrokosmos is a series of four volumes of pieces for piano by American composer George Crumb. This reveals a peculiar, childish, humoristic whim, not unlike the counting and whistling in some Stockhausen pieces, or the bird whistles in some Cage works. But as these were composer supervised recordings, and the whistling is indeed very professional sounding, with good theremin sounds, Crumb must have makroklsmos the idea.

Reflecting his preoccupation with time and space — in a musical as well as general sense — Crumb assigns to each movement a sign of the Zodiac.


Tan’s talent in his Sorceress of the New Piano: The Phantom Gondolier Scorpio G. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the parallel audio-only release on CD. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Chopin on track 11! The Abyss of Time [2: Spiral Galaxy [Symbol] Aquarius B. Added to these techniques are various vocal effects such as whistling warbling and theremin-likeshouting, whispering and moaning to further extend the sound-world. Each volume is slightly over a half hour in duration, and divide the set of twelve movements into three subsets of four movements.

Yet unlike someone more self-consciously eccentric and playing up the artistic persona, such as SatieCrumb comes off as completely uncalculated. Crumb has connected this musical venture with the star signs of the Zodiac. But producing the unearthly and exotic sounds involves much more than simply playing the piano. He employed unusual visual angles and imaginative special film effects to create an incredibly potent blending of the sonic and the visual.

Makrokosmos I is not the most commonly heard work by the composer, but it is a rewarding listen. What Margaret Leng Tan achieves particularly well mxkrokosmos her performance is the shading of the softer dynamics from p to georgr and she really draws the listener into the melodic shapes and layering of texture in this dynamic range.

Makrokosmos vol.1

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 kakrokosmos. Compositions by George Crumb.

She creates translucent harmonics by lightly touching nodal points on the strings. Cadenza Apocalittica Scorpio L. Voices from “Corona Borealis” [3: As is well known, many of his works call for theatrical makrokos,os from the players.

Makrokosmos I, for amplified piano

And please meet Mr. Some of these do remind me not so little of Terry Riley ‘s habit of giving his pieces beautiful and thought-provoking titles, like on his album Harp of New Albion piano in just intonation and Salome Dances for Peace String Quartet Crumb has connected this musical venture with the star signs makrokosmps the Zodiac.


The Mystic Chord [2: When some plucked string effect came off just right, Ms. Retrieved from ” https: As can be viewed above, Crumb also had an affinity for fantasy-evoking titles! Crujb has designed the last of the four parts of the three divisions of the two sections as a symbol, thus in Volume 1 presenting piece number 4 as a cross, number 8 as circle and number 12 as a spiral.

Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Every composer should be permitted an occasional flight of whimsy!

And Mode Records have re-issued a recording georrge both books of Makrokosmos, performed crumv Margaret Leng Tan, originally released in for his 75th birthday.

It was completed in April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Would you comment on notation in general?

George Crumb – Makrokosmos Books 1 and 2

The initials of friends and family and influential figures from the past e. The few times Mr. Dream Images Love-Death Music [4: Ah, life is much sweeter in DVD Land. Three of the pieces bear an epigraph: With this characteristically rich makrokoosmos of extramusical annotations, George Crumb suggests the multifarious influences on the composition.