American composer George Crumb has died at the age of 92.
His death was announced on twitter by Bridge Records—which released many records by Crumb across his career including the 2021 Marcantonio Barone collaboration Metamorphoses, Books I & II died. He was 92 years old. Pitchfork reported.
Grammy and Pulitzer award winning composer George Crumb (1929-2022) passed away on February 6, 2022, at age 92, at his Media, PA home. His wife Elizabeth and sons David and Peter were at his side. Dr. Crumb was preceded in death by his daughter Ann Crumb.
— Bridge Records, Inc. (@BridgeRecords) February 6, 2022
Who is George Crumb
George Henry Crumb or George Henry Jr. Crumb was an American composer of modern classical and avant-garde music. He was known as an explorer of unusual timbres, alternative forms of notation, and extended instrumental and vocal techniques, which obtain vivid sonorities.
Born: October 24, 1929 (age 92 years), Charleston, WV
Spouse: Elizabeth May Brown (m. 1949)
Children: Ann Crumb, David Crumb
Education: University of Michigan (1959),
Reacting to the news of George Crumb’s death, Tom Misson wrote
Jeremy Esquer said : I just received some unfortunate news. Pulitzer and Grammy award winning composer George Crumb passed away today. This man is by far one of the greatest composers that was ever introduced to me. This man’s music paved the way for a pivotal moment in my understanding of music and more; He opened up my eyes to a new world of creation and thought. In my eyes, this man was a genius.
He will continue to live on in his music and the inspiration he gave to everyone.
“Ancient voices of Children” will always be a groundbreaking work for me. Thank you for your magnificent imagination and insight to the world around us. Rest In Peace.