Crumb - Vox Balaenae | Naxos - American Classics 8559205

Crumb - Vox Balaenae

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559205

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th November 2006

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About

George Crumb’s reputation as a composer of hauntingly beautiful scores has made him one of the most frequently performed composers today. He has won numerous awards and prizes, including the Pulitzer, and a 2004 Musical America ‘Composer of the Year’ award.
 
Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) is scored for amplified flute, cello and piano, and was inspired by a tape recording of whale songs that the composer had heard. Federico’s Little Songs for Children originated in Lorca’s Canciones para niños, and employs all four members of the flute family, performed by the celebrated Canadian flutist Robert Aitken. “Flautist Robert Aitken has long been a masterful practitioner of contemporary music, and he does a marvellous job dealing with microtones, bent notes, [and] melismatic phrasing…” Fanfare

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