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Crumb: Vox Balanae, Night Of The Four Moons, Makrokosmos Vol 2 / DeGaetani, Miller


Release Date: 10/15/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 74933  
Composer:  George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetaniErich GrafLewis KaplanPaul Tobias,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Night of the Four Moons [is] a typical example of [Crumb's] richly allusive style from that time, with references to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Haydn's "Farewell" Symphony clothing settings of poems by Lorca... it's wonderful to hear again the late Jan DeGaetani's performance of Night of the Four Moons; nobody has sung Crumb's music of that period with more intensity or understanding than she did.

-- Andrew Clements, The Guardian [6/19/2008]
reviewing Night of the Four Moons, previously reissued as part of Bridge 9253


I love Miller's performance of these crazy piano works. He is extremely animated and theatrical amidst the formidable obstacle course
Read more that the performer faces in this work. He is called to strum the strings inside the piano, scream, whoop and holler, preparing the strings, etc. In the 4th cut on side 1, the performer is instructed: "serene, desireless, like a Nirvana-trance!" O.K. Miller makes it work. it's really fantastic. I have become quite attached to these performances to the exclusion of all others.

-- WFMU
reviewing Makrokosmos Vol 2 on LP Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Night of the Four Moons by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Erich Graf (Flute), Lewis Kaplan (Banjo),
Paul Tobias (Cello), Raymond DesRoches (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
2.
Vox balaenae by George Crumb
Performer:  Walter Ponce (Piano), Erich Graf (Flute), Jerry Grossman (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
3.
Makrokosmos II by George Crumb
Performer:  Robert Miller (Piano)
Written: 1973 

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