1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-06-20Works: George Crumb: Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death; Quest, for guitar, soprano sax, harp, bass & 2 percussionists
Performers: Achberger, Hans-Peter; Aichhorn, Silke; Dagenhardt, Peter; Erb, Carmen; Isherwood, Nicholas [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Obieta, Francisco; Read, Hugo; Swete, Alexander
Conductors: Kent, Fuat
Ensemble: Art Nouveau Ensemble
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...continue...
1 CD / Bridge / 1997-01-21Works: George Crumb: Quest, for guitar, soprano sax, harp, bass & 2 percussionists; Poul Ruders: Psalmodies (Guitar Concerto no 1), for guitar and 9 instruments; John Anthony Lennon: Zingari
Performers: Bartlett, Eric; Charlston, Erik; Druckman, Daniel; Gallagher, Maureen; Hudson, Benjamin; Lindquist, Karen; MacCourt, Donald; Neidich, Charles; Palma, Donald [Double Bass]; Purvis, William [Horn]; Rud...
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn]; Palma, Donald; Milnes, David
Ensemble: Southern Methodist University Meadows Symphony; Speculum Musicae
1 CD / Bridge / 1996-11-19Works: George Crumb: Night Music I, for soprano, piano/celeste & 2 percussionists; Quest, for guitar, soprano sax, harp, bass & 2 percussionists; Federico's Little Songs for Children, for soprano, flute/pic...
Performers: Baker, James; Charlston, Erik; Druckman, Daniel; Lindquist, Karen; Narucki, Susan; Oldfather, Christopher [Piano]; Palma, Donald [Double Bass]; Palma-Nidel, Susan; Shames, Stacey; Sinta, Donald; Star...
Conductors: Purvis, William [Horn]
Ensemble: Speculum Musicae
"...Quest, from 1994, sustains [Crumb's] very high level of invention, with its distinctive exploration of timbral effects. Vivid, often percussive sounds and darting, restless lines...continue...