EXTENDED TECHNIQUES: George Crumb – Black Angels
Another tour de force by George Crumb. The piece for electric string quartet, Black Angels, reflects his views on the Vietnam War, and expresses them in terms of conflict between God and the Devil, Good and Evil, and fallen angels. Watch the demands made on the quartet in the performance. Precision, concentration, commitment to the art: all of these are remarkable here in illuminating this otherworldly vision.