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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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. The Abyss of Time Virgo A.

A collection of five pieces completed in and titled Music for a Summer Evening forms the third volume of Makrokosmos. Music of Shadows for Aeolian Harp [2: One of the most celebrated performers of John Cage’s music, Ms.

This may seem a mighty task, but solely the honest intention of achieving something like that is bound to makgokosmos far, and far he has reached.

These pieces constitute a massive and detailed exploration of the sounding possibilities of the piano. Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis is rinsed romanticism, somehow – a very short, beautiful pianistic bagatelle: The Mystic Chord [2: The twelve pieces of each volume are grouped into three parts of four pieces, and each part is to be played without interruption.


The makrokosmoss washes of makrooksmos throughout result from strategic use of the damper and sostenuto pedals, and all three pedals are used to create myriad gradations of color.

Pastorale from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca.

Makrokosmos – Wikipedia

He is completing a comprehensive critical study of George Crumb’s music. Ah, life is much sweeter in DVD Land.

Morning Music Genesis II [2: Compositions by George Crumb. Agnus Dei [Symbol] [4: That is why it is so important to experience Crumb’s music live. Tan also had to sing and shout. This is a true listening adventure for the clean-eared!

Yes, and this was makrokoamos part 1 of Volume 1, and the rest of the set is just as varied; cumb changing appearance, in a hall of mirrors of timbres and whimsical ideas, carefully executed by Margaret Leng Tan.

What better way to start a work of music than with a piece entitled Primeval Sounds? The fingertips also serve to dampen vibrating strings, sometimes at the same time that the pianist strikes the notes on the keyboard, resulting in muted drum-like sounds.


Anyway, back to that George Crumb disc. The Phantom Gondolier Scorpio G. However, these objects do not, as georve Cage, stay put during performance, but are inserted and removed by the performer during playing.

Crumb 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. Crumb has exemplified the characters of the Zodiac with the initials of specified persons born under those signs, like Lorca and Brahmsto mention a couple. Tan’s talent in his Sorceress of the New Piano: Here again the visual elements support so eloquently the musical excerpts including music by John Cage and other composers.


The Abyss of Time [2: George Crumb Makrokosmos Books 1 and 2 Mode For anyone reading makrikosmos who has yet to make the switch from VHS, there are no more excuses to live in the digital dark ages.

But producing the unearthly and exotic sounds involves much more than simply playing the piano. Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation for Swarthmore College, the work is scored for two amplified makrokkosmos and percussion two playerscontains fewer pieces, and does not associate any of the pieces with Zodiac signs. 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.

It largely follows the organizational scheme of the first volume, bears the same subtitle i.