George Crumb

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)

Quatuor Diotima - American Music: Steve Reich, Samuel Barber, George Crumb (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 384 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Naïve | # V 5272 | Time: 01:07:18

For all the agony as to the status of classical music in the modern musical landscape, the three 20th century string quartets on this fine French release can be said to have entered the repertory, with a reach that extends far beyond the U.S. They go quite well together, which is the first point in favor of France's Quatuor Diotima here; both Steve Reich's Different Trains, for string quartet and tape, and George Crumb's Black Angels for electric quartet feature an artificially enhanced string quartet, and even Samuel Barber elected to "enhance" his String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, by orchestrating its central movement and making it into the famous Adagio for strings. Highly recommended.
Eric Schneider, Christine Schafer - Apparition - Henry Purcell, George Crumb (2008)

Eric Schneider, Christine Schafer - Apparition - Henry Purcell, George Crumb (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 251 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx | Catalog Number: 4021

Given Christine Schäfer’s wide-ranging repertoire, this mixing of 17th-century English and 20th-century American songs is no surprise. Everything about this recital hangs together without strain – even the gear changes between Purcell and Crumb and the Shakespearean quotes spoken by a boy’s voice, sometimes given a rather sinister quality through electronic treatments.

George Crumb - Orchestral Music (repost)  

Posted by tapaz9 at Oct. 27, 2012
George Crumb - Orchestral Music (repost)

George Crumb - Orchestral Music (repost)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 226 Mb
Label: Bridge - Date: 2003

Because George Crumb's atmospheric compositions are usually scored for chamber ensembles and filled with myriad quiet effects, his larger-scaled orchestral works may be more difficult to recognize and appreciate. The private tone that Crumb practically trademarked, in such works as Ancient Voices of Children and Music for a Summer Evening, is harder to find in his largest ensemble pieces; though his gestures, quotations, and advanced techniques are similar, they are less intimate and affecting in such a public "forum" as the orchestra. Crumb's intense vision is blurred in A Haunted Landscape….
Blair Sanderson @ Allmusic
George Crumb – Complete George Crumb Edition Volume Six (2003)

George Crumb – Complete George Crumb Edition Volume Six (2003)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 68m | 265mb
Label: Bridge | cat. no. 9127
George Crumb and William Schuman – A Haunted Landscape & Three Colloquies (2005)

George Crumb and William Schuman – A Haunted Landscape & Three Colloquies (2005)
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 40m43s | 143mb
Label: New World Records | cat. no. NW 326-2
George Crumb - Vox Balaenae / Daniel Kellogg - Divinum Mysterium (Eighth Blackbird)

George Crumb - Vox Balaenae / Daniel Kellogg - Divinum Mysterium (Eighth Blackbird)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 177 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2004 | Label: Cedille Records

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.
On this disk also Divinum Mysterium by Daniel Kellogg.

George Crumb - Songs, drones, and refrains of death  

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 25, 2011
George Crumb - Songs, drones, and refrains of death

George Crumb - Songs, drones, and refrains of death
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 205 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 2006 | Label: Naxos

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.
George Crumb - 5 Pieces, Little Suite, Gnomic Variations (Bojan Gorišek)

George Crumb - 5 Pieces, Little Suite, Gnomic Variations (Bojan Gorišek)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 135 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1997 | Label: Audiophile Classics

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.

George Crumb - Makrokosmos III + IV (Bojan Gorišek)  

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 25, 2011
George Crumb - Makrokosmos III + IV (Bojan Gorišek)

George Crumb - Makrokosmos III + IV (Bojan Gorišek)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 191 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1997 | Label: Audiophile Classics

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.

George Crumb - Makrokosmos I + II (Bojan Gorišek)  

Posted by siouxsie55 at March 25, 2011
George Crumb - Makrokosmos I + II (Bojan Gorišek)

George Crumb - Makrokosmos I + II (Bojan Gorišek)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 206 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1997 | Label: Audiophile Classics

After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments. Another of Crumb's best known works are the four books of Makrokosmos. The first two books (1972, 1973), for solo piano, make extensive use of string piano techniques; the third, known as Music for a Summer Evening (1974), is for two pianos and percussion; the fourth, Celestial Mechanics (1979), was written for piano four-hands. The title Makrokosmos alludes to Mikrokosmos, the six books of piano pieces by Béla Bartók; like Bartók's work, Makrokosmos is a series of short character pieces.