Crumb: Makrokosmos

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COMPOSERS: Crumb
LABELS: Music and Arts
WORKS: Makrokosmos
PERFORMER: Jo Boatright (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-1044
The 25-year-old, and much-recorded, two books of Makrokosmos strike me these days as a bunch of embarrassing and gimmicky ‘extended techniques’ and melodramatic flim-flam. But a lovingly prepared, executed and recorded performance such as Jo Boatright’s intermittently succeeded in captivating even this jaded old pair of ears. Keith Potter

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