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Re: The Crumb Cake Cafe CRUMB WARNING LISTEN!!
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2016, 11:02:19 AM »
I heard "Ancient Voices of Children" some years ago at a CSO concert, conducted by Mehta. I was impressed by the piece, partly because of the spatial elements which don't come off too well in recording.

The second half of the program was Bruckner's 4th Symphony. It was one of the most strangely put-together concert programs I have seen. First half, handful of musicians wandering about the stage, making funny noises. Second half, big romantic symphony.

I also have the Nonesuch recording of it, and the one of "Music for a Summer Evening." I enjoy the latter as a piece of mood music but don't come back to it too often.

Two pieces of Crumb I have on record, I like them both very much.

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Re: The Crumb Cake Cafe
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2016, 06:24:53 AM »
OK, I'll give Makro 3 and 4 another try...

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« Reply #62 on: April 06, 2019, 01:04:24 AM »
the Makrokosmos cycle 5 of the most significant masterpieces of the 20th century.

Is there a Makrokosmos Cycle 5? (I can only find 4)
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Re: George Crumb
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2019, 04:07:06 AM »
Is there a Makrokosmos Cycle 5? (I can only find 4)

Only 4, I've never seen, or heard of a 5th before.

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Re: George Crumb
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2019, 12:15:56 PM »
Is there a Makrokosmos Cycle 5? (I can only find 4)
The four and Black Angels number 5 together, though.  :)

What? Crumb certainly has masterpieces! I would call Black Angels and the Makrokosmos cycle 5 of the most significant masterpieces of the 20th century. His music may not be as deep as other "masters" but there is so much more to his music that conventional musical development (which he is not big on, really) that makes his music great. His exploration of timbre and sound in general influenced an entire generations of not only classical composers, but musicians in many genres.
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Re: George Crumb
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2019, 08:58:11 PM »
The four and Black Angels number 5 together, though.  :)

Ahhh, I see!
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Re: George Crumb
« Reply #66 on: April 08, 2019, 02:04:50 AM »
The four and Black Angels number 5 together, though.  :)

Good morning/day, Karlo.
I'm confused, are you, or lescamil, saying that Black Angels is considered the 5th Makrokosmos?

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« Reply #67 on: April 08, 2019, 04:17:53 AM »
Good morning/day, Karlo.
I'm confused, are you, or lescamil, saying that Black Angels is considered the 5th Makrokosmos?
Good morning, Greg! No, I was trying to clarify that lescamil meant that the 4 cycles of Makrokosmos, as well as the Black Angels quartet are what he would call 5 of the most significant masterpieces of the 20th century.
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Re: George Crumb
« Reply #68 on: April 08, 2019, 05:38:35 AM »
Good morning, Greg! No, I was trying to clarify that lescamil meant that the 4 cycles of Makrokosmos, as well as the Black Angels quartet are what he would call 5 of the most significant masterpieces of the  20th century.

Thanks, friend. I don’t know why I was having trouble with that  ;D
I even went as far as to search the web for Makrokosmos 5!


Curious as to what you Crumbers (Crumb Fans) find to be his best work(s). Black Angels is always near or at the top of the list, mostly because it was my intro to Crumb. Ancient Voices and Quest are two others I absolutely adore. Let me think a bit more and I'll make a nifty little list.
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Re: The Crumb Cake Cafe
« Reply #69 on: December 16, 2020, 12:57:02 PM »
Thought I would revive this thread. I received all of the Crumb Bridge recordings today (bought all of them via Bridge’s website) and I’m really looking forward to digging into this interesting composer’s oeuvre.
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Re: The Crumb Cake Cafe
« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2020, 01:57:06 PM »
In the meantime, here are a few videos that may be of interest:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/z6h-hpNyjxQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/z6h-hpNyjxQ</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Pp_7yaccb-Y" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Pp_7yaccb-Y</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-9B2WtNtaW8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-9B2WtNtaW8</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/5xo8SHjTxpc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/5xo8SHjTxpc</a>
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Re: The Crumb Cake Cafe
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2021, 04:08:53 PM »
Thought I would revive this thread. I received all of the Crumb Bridge recordings today (bought all of them via Bridge’s website) and I’m really looking forward to digging into this interesting composer’s oeuvre.

Hey, John. I have most of the Bridge series discs and they are fantastic. So much great music to discover.
I hope you enjoy!