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Complete Crumb Edition, Volume 5: Easter Dawning, Celestial Mechanics, A Haunted Landscape, Processional
Haewon Song, Thomas Conlin, George Crumb
Complete Crumb Edition, Volume 5: Easter Dawning, Celestial Mechanics, A Haunted Landscape, Processional
Genre: Classical
 
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This is the fifth release in Bridge's Grammy-award winning Complete Crumb Edition, and marks one of the most exciting releases to date. Volume 5 opens with the premiere recording of Crumb's carillon solo, "Easter Dawning"...  more »

     
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This is the fifth release in Bridge's Grammy-award winning Complete Crumb Edition, and marks one of the most exciting releases to date. Volume 5 opens with the premiere recording of Crumb's carillon solo, "Easter Dawning". This 1992 composition is played by Don Cook, carilloneur at Brigham Young University. As played on the University's spectacular Dutch-built instrument, "Easter Dawning" is a tintinnabular feast for the ears. "Celestial Mechanics", for piano, four-hands follows, and is given a reading of stunning impact by the husband-wife duo team of Robert Shannon and Haewon Song. Crumb's "A Haunted Landscape" 1984) for orchestra is played by the Grammy-winning ("Star-Child") combination of The Warsaw Philharmonic with conductor Thomas Conlin. Crumb's "Processional"(1983),for piano, is played by the admirable Robert Shannon, and closing the disc, is a second performance of "Easter Dawning." Look for Bridge's "Complete Crumb Edition" on Amazon: BRIDGE 90! 28, BRIDGE 9069, BRIDGE 9095 & BRIDGE 9105.
 

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Ethereal Modern Music
Phil Avetxori | 07/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Crumb's music is multifaceted and diverse, yet distinctive and of a piece. "Easter Dawning"(performances of which open and close this disc) is a short carillon piece. It's dreamy, but compact. "Celestial Mechanics", the longest work here, is for two pianos, and explores an astonishing array of sonorities; some achieved by plucking/scraping strings and utlizing the body of the piano as a percussion instrument. This is often sparse music, with scurrying figures and sustained clusters emerging within the hushed, almost Oriental atmosphere. The louder sections of the piece combine Debussy-like clouds of sound and Bartokian dynamics with an unpredictable, yet logical, structure. The orchestral and solo piano piece are similarlly unique without merely being experimental for the sake of it. This is resolutely Modern music, atonal for the most part, but warm and inviting in a way serial music isn't for many people. Form has been arrived at by intuition, but with an underlying complexity that reveals itself in the sudden blossoming of sound out of pregnant silence. Over the course of a piece, these sound events create a multilayered ecosystem-in-time; like patches of vegetation in a semi-arid expanse."
Wonderful CD
PianoMom | New York, United States | 12/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this because my piano duo was to be performing Celestial Mechanics. The performance by Shannon and Song (and their page turner!) is beautifully clean and shimmering. The rest of the pieces on the CD are also fantastic. Even my boyfriend, who is not a musician, loves listening to it."