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Complete Crumb Edition Vol 11 / Degaetani, Kalish, Mann, Et Al


Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9253   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetaniGilbert KalishSusan GraceAlice Rybak,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul MannPaul MannPaul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony OrchestraQuattro ManiAeolian Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This next installment in Bridge's magnificent Crumb edition contains some major works: the finest version (not that there have been many) of Crumb's first orchestral work, the Variations, as well as Jan DeGaetani's classic account of Night of the Four Moons. Otherworldly Resonances, written for Quattro Mani, appears here in its revised version, enlarged by two movements to become a substantial addition to the already imposing body of Crumb piano music. As a bonus, we have live concert performances of the Three Early Songs (previously released in excellent performances featuring the composer's daughter), as well as The Sleeper, a stand-alone song written expressly for Gilbert Kalish and DeGaetani.

It goes without saying at
Read more this point that the performances are all superb, and considering the differing times, forces, and circumstances, they are all very well recorded too. However, let me conclude with a word on the Variations, which may be unfamiliar to many listeners, even fans of the composer. The piece is freely atonal but still constructed of recognizable motivic elements that let you hear the fact that the piece really is a set of variations. They are very vividly contrasted, and you will already notice Crumb's trademark preoccupation with timbre and sonority, particularly at the extreme ends of the dynamic spectrum. The Odense Symphony under Paul Mann plays with great dedication and (just as importantly) precision. For this work alone, Volume 11 represents a major addition to the Crumb discography.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Variazioni by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
2. Otherworldly Resonances for 2 Amplified Pianos by George Crumb
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
3. The Sleeper by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Early Songs (3) by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
5. Night of the Four Moons by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
6. Variazioni: Introduction and Theme by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann,  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
7. Variazioni: Variation no 1, Pezzo Antifonale by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra,  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8. Variazioni: Variation no 2, Toccata by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9. Variazioni: Fantasia 1, Notturno by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Variazioni: Variation no 3, Scherzo by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players,  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11. Variazioni: Variation no 4, Tio Estatico - Canone Inversio by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
12. Variazioni: Variation no 5, Da Capo - Burlesca by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13. Variazioni: Fantasia 2, Cadenza by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
14. Variazioni: Variation no 6, Ostinato by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
15. Variazioni: Fantasia 3, Elegy and Coda - Theme by George Crumb
Conductor:  Paul Mann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Odense Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
16. Otherworldly Resonances: Double Helix by George Crumb
Performer:  Susan Grace (Piano), Alice Rybak (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
17. Otherworldly Resonances: Celebration and Ritual by George Crumb
Performer:  Susan Grace (Piano), Alice Rybak (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18. Otherworldly Resonances: Palimpsest by George Crumb
Performer:  Susan Grace (Piano), Alice Rybak (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quattro Mani
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
19. Night of the Four Moons: no 1, La luna está muerta, muerta by George Crumb
Performer:  Erich Graf (Piccolo), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Raymond DesRoches (Percussion),
Erich Graf (Alto Flute), Lewis Kaplan (Banjo), Paul Tobias (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
20. Night of the Four Moons: no 2, Cunado sale la luna by George Crumb
Performer:  Erich Graf (Alto Flute), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Raymond DesRoches (Percussion),
Erich Graf (Piccolo), Paul Tobias (Cello), Lewis Kaplan (Banjo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
21. Night of the Four Moons: no 3, Otro Adán oscuro esta soñando by George Crumb
Performer:  Erich Graf (Piccolo), Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Raymond DesRoches (Percussion),
Erich Graf (Alto Flute), Paul Tobias (Cello), Lewis Kaplan (Banjo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
22. Night of the Four Moons: no 4, Huye luna, luna, luna! by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Lewis Kaplan (Banjo), Erich Graf (Alto Flute),
Raymond DesRoches (Percussion), Paul Tobias (Cello), Erich Graf (Piccolo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aeolian Chamber Players
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
23. Early Songs (3): no 1, Night by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
24. Early Songs (3): no 2, Let it Be Forgotten by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
25. Early Songs (3): no 3, Wind Elegy by George Crumb
Performer:  Jan DeGaetani (Mezzo Soprano), Gilbert Kalish (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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