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Crumb: Edition Vol.15



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This exciting disc presents the first recordings of two new George Crumb song cycles. With The Ghosts of Alhambra, George Crumb returns once again to his favorite poet, Federico Garc?¡a Lorca. The texts for The Ghosts of Alhambra come from Poema del cante jondo, much of which Lorca wrote in reaction to the commercialized flamenco he experienced in contemporary Andalusia. Crumb's settings are alternately dark, dramatic and childlike in their directness and simplicity. The spectacular tapestry that is Crumb's Voices from a Forgotten World presents a huge variety of American song from diverse sources. Native American songs (Navajo and Ojibwa) bump up against 17th century ballads and folk songs from various corners of the nation. The huge percussion orchestra provides one of Crumb's most colourful scores in a 46 minute composition that is shattering in its cumulative emotional impact.
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Item number BRIDGE 9335
Barcode 090404933523
Release date 31/01/2011
Category 20th Century
Label Bridge Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Starobin, David
Druckman, Daniel
Eyck, Jamie Van
Mason, Patrick
Composers Crumb, George
Freeman, James
Orchestras Orchestra 2001
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