Sheet music for Robert Crumb's Black Prince composition

Victoria Neve performs George Crumb's Metamorphoses, Book I (2017)

Monday, September 26
Event Time 01:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Cost Free
Location Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building
Contact Email music@sfsu.edu

Overview

San Francisco premiere of George Crumb's Metamorphoses Book I, Ten Fantasy-Pieces (after celebrated paintings), for amplified piano. Performed by SF State piano professor, Dr. Victoria Neve.

The set features various extended piano techniques, including direct strumming and plucking of strings, the use of harmonics, and special pedal effects.

George Crumb (1929-2022) cites Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition as inspiration, "the idea of transforming visual art into sound. . .I sometimes wonder if this sort of artistic reincarnation would even be possible without the application of a kind of musical 'black magic.

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