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CRUMB: Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death / Quest

George Crumb’s reputation as a composer of hauntingly beautiful scores has made him one of the most frequently performed composers today. Songs, Drones, and Refrains of Death, scored for baritone, electric instruments and percussion, is based on the poetry of Federico García Lorca, with its fantastically rich expression and evocative power. It provides an admirable vehicle for musical re-creation: ‘...a language to complement this very beautiful poetry’ in the composer’s words. It is coupled on this disc with Quest, a sextet led by an acoustic guitar and featuring a host of unusual percussion instruments, including the Appalachian hammered dulcimer, the African talking drum, and the Mexican rain stick.


Crumb, George
García Lorca, Federico, lyricist(s)

  Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death: Death-Drone II
1.   Play with flash player Refrain 1 00:01:25
2.   Play with flash player I. La Guitarra (The Guitar) / Death - Drone I 00:04:19
3.   Play with flash player Refrain 2 00:00:52
4.   Play with flash player II. Casida de las Palomas ocuras (Casida of the Dark Doves) 00:04:14
5.   Play with flash player Refrain 3 00:01:06
6.   Play with flash player Death - Drone II 00:01:48
7.   Play with flash player III. Cancion de Jinette, 1860 (Song of the Rider, 1860) 00:01:56
8.   Play with flash player Cadenza appassionata for 2 drummers 00:01:31
9.   Play with flash player Refrain 4 00:01:03
10.   Play with flash player IV. Casida del Herido por el agua (Casida of the Boy Wounded by the Water) 00:02:09
11.   Play with flash player Death - Drone III 00:08:43

Crumb, George

  Quest
12.   Play with flash player Refrain 1 00:00:56
13.   Play with flash player I. Dark Paths 00:05:06
14.   Play with flash player II. Fugitive Sounds 00:02:11
15.   Play with flash player Refrain 2 00:00:40
16.   Play with flash player III. Forgotten Dirges 00:04:22
17.   Play with flash player IV. Fugitive Sounds 00:01:05
18.   Play with flash player Refrain 3 00:01:03
19.   Play with flash player V. Nocturnal 00:10:10

Total Playing Time: 00:54:39






Composer(s):
Crumb, George

Lyricist(s):
García Lorca, Federico

Conductor(s):
Kent, Fuat

Ensemble(s):
Ensemble New Art

Artist(s):
Isherwood, Nicholas

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559290

Barcode: 636943929025

Release Date: 06/2006

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