Feldman & Crumb
Feldman Intermission 5; Piano Piece 1952; Extensions 3; Palais de Mari
Crumb Processional; A Little Suite for Christmas
Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA 68108
Reviewed August 2016
The ever-versatile pianist Steven Osborne turns his exquisite sensitivity and fierce intelligence to two of North America’s most distinctive and original 20th-century voices, Morton Feldman and George Crumb. In a programme juxtaposing their solo piano music, Crumb’s atmospheric A Little Suite for Christmas and Feldman’s shimmering last piano work Palais de Mari emerge as modern masterpieces.
Audio clip: Crumb Canticle Of The Holy Night from A Little Suite for Christmas, 'AD 1979'