Happy birthday to George Crumb, 91 years young on October 24th! George Crumb has spent a lifetime searching for the undiscovered sounds that live within the sounds we think we already know. Crumb’s pioneering exploration of new techniques for playing the piano resulted in his titanic, atmospheric Makrokosmos cycle. Pianist Susan Grace performs two excerpts: Golliwog Revisited and Blues in the Night from his most recent piano work, A Little Midnight Music.
photo by Becky Starobin