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GEORGE CRUMB: COMPLETE PIANO MUSIC
PHILIP MEAD

The composer said "Music can be defined as a series of proportions in the service of a divine impulse".    A philosophy which is shared by composers from Bach to Camilleri, Machaut to Tavener, and which is certainly the ethos of Divine Art Records!

While acknowledging the radical experiments of the 1960s and 1970s, Crumb's music became famous for its instantly recognisable style, integrity and sense of mysticism, and an ability not to alienate audiences.

CD DURATION:  (CD1) 73:29  (CD2) 62:01

AUDIO SAMPLE: "Proteus" from Makrokosmos




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tracks:
Makrokosmos volume 1 (12 pieces)
Makrokosmos volume 2 (12 pieces)
Five Pieces for Piano
Gnomic Variations
Processional
A Little Suite for Christmas

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“This is a remarkable achievement. The recording quality is superb, as is the cover art. Fascinating listening. It is evident at all times that Mead knows exactly where he is going. Another triumph for Metier.” – Colin Clarke (MusicWeb)
“[Crumb has a] fertile imagination for all the timbres and effects that can be extracted from a piano - with the help of the odd paper clip or glass tumbler, of course. Mead manages them superbly. “ ××× - Andrew Clements (The Guardian)