Feldman & Crumb

Feldman & Crumb piano works

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 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'