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George Crumb (Composer)

Born: 24th October 1929, Charleston, West Virgina, U.S.A

Nationality: American

George Henry Crumb or George Henry Jr. Crumb is an American composer of modern classical and avant-garde music. He is known as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, which obtain vivid sonorities. Examples include seagull effect for the cello (e.g. Vox Balaenae), metallic vibrato for the piano (e.g.

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 Obituary, George Crumb (1929-2022)

The American composer, whose major works include Black Angels, Vox Balaenae and Ancient Voices of Children, has died aged 92.

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