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Monday, November 1, 2021

Madrigals - George Crumb


Book Three

George Crumb
Recording Engineer: Glenn White
Turnabout TV-S 34523
Vox Productions, Inc.

Elizabeth Suderburg - Soprano
The Contemporary Group, University Of Washington - Robert Suderburg, Co-Director
David Shrader - Percussion
Felix Skowronek - Flute
Pamela Vikolek - Harp
W. Ring Warner - Double Bass

From the back cover: Elizabeth Suderburg was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and studied with M. Balstead at the Chicago  Conservatory, Blake Stern and Ray Schussler in New Haven and Minneapolis. She has been leading soprano with numerous groups throughout her professional career, and is a regular guest artist at several Music Festivals throughout the U.S. Her premiere performances of works composed for her by George Crumb. George Rachberg and Stephen Albert have singled her out as an outstanding artist by critics everywhere. She has twice successfully toured Europe as soloist of Schoenberg's Second Quartet and Mahler's Fourth Symphony, and regularly performs with the Philadelphia String Quartet and The Contemporary Group.

Founded in the fall of 1965 by William O. Smith, Robert and Elizabeth Suderburg, and the Philadelphia Sting Quartet, under the administration of William Bergsma, The Contemporary Group has grown to include sixteen faculty performers and twelve undergraduate and graduate associates. A grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1967 made this growth possible, enabling Stuart Dempster, the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet and W. Ring Warner to join The Contemporary Group and the faculty of The University Of Washington in 1968; David Shrader and Pamela Vokolek followed in 1969. The Contemporary Group presents an average of fifteen to twenty concerts annually, its members dividing their time between performances and instruction. It was awarded a Naumberg Foundation award in 1971.

Book One (1965)
   Verte Desnuda Es Recordar La Tierra
   No Piensan En La Lluvia, Y Se Han Dormido
   Las Muertas Llevan Alas De Musgo
Book Two (1965)
   Bebe El Agua Tranquila De La Canción Añeja
   La Muerte Entra Y Sale De La Taberna
   Cabalito Negro ¿Dónde Llevas Tu Jinete Muerto?
Book Three (1969)
   La Noche Canta Desnuda Sobre Los Puentes De Marza
   Quiero Dormir El Sueño De Las Manzanas
   Nana, Niña, Nana Del Caballo Grande Que No Quiso El Agua
Book Four (1969)
   ¿Por Qué Naci Entre Espejas?
   Tu Cuerpo, Con La Sombre Violeta De Mis Manos, Era Un Arcángel De Frio
   ¡La Muerte Me Está Mirando Desde Las Torres De Córdoba!

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth Suderburg had quite the career!


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