GEORGE CRUMB (b.1929)
1. Zeitgeist (1988, revised 1989) 30:18 First recording.
Six Tableau for Two Amplified Pianos, Book 1. Written for Degengardt-Kent
2. Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos IV) (1979) 21:45
Cosmic Dances for piano 4-hands
EARLE BROWN (b.1926)
3. Corroboree (1964) 11:34 First recording on CD
Peter Degenhardt, Fuat Kent & Jovita Zähl, pianos
The German piano duo of Degenhardt-Kent are among George Crumb’s preferred pianists. Here they had the unique opportunity to work with both Crumb and Brown on this composer supervised disc., awarded four stars in France’s prestigious Le Monde de la Musique. The works range from piano 4-hands (expanded to 6-hands in some movements!) for Celestial Mechanics, to 2 pianos (Zeitgeist) and on to 3 spatially distributed pianos for Corroboree.