Grammy Nominees and Winners

The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 5

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2004 Grammy Nominee: Best Chamber Performance (Oboe Quartet)

Volume Five of Bridge’s ongoing Elliott Carter series contains five premiere recordings, including Carter’s bracing Oboe Quartet of 2001. Performed by many of the leading Carter advocates of our time, this recording is a must for those interested in keeping up with the undimmed imagination and constant creative impulse of this American master, now well into his tenth decade. Also featured on this CD is a new recording of Carter’s song cycle Of Challenge and of Love, performed by the brilliant young American soprano Tony Arnold, the recent first prize winner of the Gaudeamus International competition for interpreters of contemporary music. Rounding out this CD are a series of instrumental miniatures played by dedicatees Virgil Blackwell, Charles Neidich, Ayako Oshima and Fred Sherry. In addition, the pianist Charles Rosen adds on to his earlier (almost) "Complete Piano Music of Carter" CD (BRIDGE 9090) with the Two Diversions, and Retrouvailles.



“Tony Arnold is particularly impressive in her scrupulous attention to Carter’s dynamic shadings...” - Gramophone

“Tonly Arnold and Jacob Greenberg are vital and powerful interpreters.” - Classical Music Web

“The works attest to the unbroken sense of concision and undimmed imagination that Carter constantly demonstrates. The earlier four volumes in this series has shown this well enough — now volume five illustrates it with renewed triumph.” - MusicWeb International


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Elliott Carter

Steep Steps* (2001)
Virgil Blackwell, bass clarinet

Two Diversions (1999)
Charles Rosen, piano

Oboe Quartet* (2001)
Speculum Musicae, Stephen Taylor

Figment No. 2 "Remembering Mr. Ives"* (2001)
Fred Sherry, cello

Au Quai* (2002)
Maureen Gallagher, viola, Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Of Challenge and of Love (1994)
Tony Arnold, soprano; Jacob Greenberg, piano

Figment No. 1 (1994)
Fred Sherry, cello

Retrouvailles (2000)
Charles Rosen, piano

Hiyoku* (2001)
Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, clarinets

*Premiere recording


Related Carter discs:

9396, 9314, 9184, 9177, 9111, 9090, 9044, 9014, 9001