Chapter 53 Extended Techniques: Crumb and the New Virtuosity in America

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  • THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSICESSENTIAL LISTENING

    EDITION

    byKristine Forney

    Andrew DellAntonioJoseph Machlis

    SECOND EDITION

    Lecture Slides

  • Chapter 53Extended Techniques: Crumb and the New

    Virtuosity in America

  • The New Virtuosity of the Modern Age George Crumb (b. 1929) and Avant-

    Garde Virtuosity American composer Emotional, dramatic,

    expressive music University of Pennsylvania Federico Garca Lorca

    Music [is] a system of proportions in the service of a spiritual impulse. George Crumb

  • The New Virtuosity of the Modern Age Crumbs Caballito negro

    Song, from Madrigals, Book II Scored for soprano, piccolo, and metallic

    percussion instruments Text: Frederico Garca Lorca poem Crumb alternated two refrains; image of

    death Ominous words, downward melodic line:

    meurto (dead), negro (black), frio (cold), cuchillo (white)

  • Crumbs Caballito negro (Little Black Horse1965) (Listening Guide)

    A-B-A form Regular pulsations, no sense of

    meter Opening: pounding rhythm, piccolo

    and percussion Disjunct vocal line Extended technique: flutter

    tonguing, glissandos, whispering Return of A section: vocalist neighs

    like a horse

    I feel that the essential meaning of this poetry is concerned with the most primary things: Life, death, love, the smell of the earth, the sounds of the wind and the sea. George Crumb

  • Caballito negro (Little Black Horse)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZbRADSP8k&index=10&list=PLxgWBmUi9H8Jzi4NNNlPrw1mOF5QDWJPH

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZbRADSP8k&index=10&list=PLxgWBmUi9H8Jzi4NNNlPrw1mOF5QDWJPH

  • byKristine Forney

    Andrew DellAntonioJoseph Machlis

    Lecture Slides

    THIRD EDITION

    THE ENJOYMENT OF MUSICESSENTIAL LISTENING EDITION

    http://wwnorton.com/web/enjoyess2

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