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Ancient Voices of Children / Makrokosmos III

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Pulitzer Prize–winning composer George Crumb’s affinity for what the New York Times describes as “exotically sensual sound colors” and “extravagantly mystical allusions” is on full display in the two pieces featured here: Ancient Voices for Children, a song cycle based on texts by Federico Garcia Lorca, and Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), which both references Bartók’s influence on the composer and uses techniques and sonorities uniquely Crumb’s own.

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    MUSICIANS
    Ancient Voices of Children
    Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
    Michael Dash, boy soprano

    The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
    Arthur Weisberg, conductor
    George Haas, oboe, harmonica
    Stephen Bell, mandolin
    Susan Jolles, harp
    Gilbert Kalish, electric piano, toy piano
    Raymond DesRoches, Raymond Fitz, Howard Van Hyning, percussion
    Jacob Glick, musical saw

    Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)

    Gilbert Kalish, James Freeman, piano
    Raymond DesRoches, Richard Fitz, percussion

    PRODUCTION CREDITS

    Recorded January 1971 (tracks 1-6) and January 1975 (tracks 7-10) in New York City
    Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Composed by George Crumb; texts for Ancient Voices of Children by Federico García Lorca

    Cover art: Bob Pepper

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 1987 (All day)
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79149

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Wednesday, July 1, 1987 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
George Crumb
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UPC: 
075597914924BUN
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CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497108466
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10.00
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MP3
Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Pulitzer Prize–winning composer George Crumb’s affinity for what the New York Times describes as “exotically sensual sound colors” and “extravagantly mystical allusions” is on full display in the two pieces featured here: Ancient Voices for Children, a song cycle based on texts by Federico Garcia Lorca, and Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), which both references Bartók’s influence on the composer and uses techniques and sonorities uniquely Crumb’s own.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Crumb’s affinity for what the New York Times describes as “exotically sensual sound colors” and “extravagantly mystical allusions” is on full display in the two pieces featured here: Ancient Voices for Children, a song-cycle based on texts by Garcia Lorca, and Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), which both references Bartók’s influence on the composer and uses techniques and sonorities uniquely Crumb’s own.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Ancient Voices of Children
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Michael Dash, boy soprano

The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
Arthur Weisberg, conductor
George Haas, oboe, harmonica
Stephen Bell, mandolin
Susan Jolles, harp
Gilbert Kalish, electric piano, toy piano
Raymond DesRoches, Raymond Fitz, Howard Van Hyning, percussion
Jacob Glick, musical saw

Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)

Gilbert Kalish, James Freeman, piano
Raymond DesRoches, Richard Fitz, percussion

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Recorded January 1971 (tracks 1-6) and January 1975 (tracks 7-10) in New York City
Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Composed by George Crumb; texts for Ancient Voices of Children by Federico García Lorca

Cover art: Bob Pepper