Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; George Crumb at 90 Part 2
Rose Studio at Lincoln Center (map)
165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY
When George Crumbâ€™s music hit main stages in the early 1970s, he was proclaimed â€œthe savior of music.â€ In an era in which proponents of atonal, abstract music dismissed all who couldnâ€™t understand it, Crumbâ€™s luminous humanity appealed to those who longed for an emotional, visceral experience in contemporary music.
CMS pays tribute to Crumb with two probing programs which reveal the composer in all his kaleidoscopic creativity. Featured in this CMS mini-festival is pianist Gilbert Kalish, whose definitive interpretations helped fuel Crumbâ€™s meteoric rise.
Crumb The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I) for Voice, Guitar, and Percussion (2008)
Crumb Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) for Electric String Quartet (1970)
Crumb Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion (1974)