Symphonic Music of the Americas

The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8

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In celebration of Elliott Carter's 101st birthday, Bridge Records is pleased to release The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8 (16 Compositions, 2002-2009), a two disc set focusing on Carter's most recent work. The sixteen works include solo, chamber, vocal and orchestral music, and are premiere recordings. Bridge's Elliott Carter Edition is the largest ongoing recording project devoted to the music of Elliott Carter.



“Textures are pared down to their essence, a quality exemplified in the abundance of perfectly turned little miniatures for one or two instruments...All these things, whether tiny and serene or big-boned and impassioned, are performed with touching care by starry performers.” - BBC Music Magazine

“This easily serves as a fine introduction to Carter’s work, and is a real tribute to a composer that, while not always easy to understand, never stops in his own pursuit of understanding.” - Audiophile Audition

“Even in his 102nd year, Elliott Carter’s creativity shows few signs of faltering...Every piece seems charged with energy and with a sheer delight in its own fluent invention.” - theguardian

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Elliott Carter

Horn Concerto (2006)
Martin Owen, horn, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, conductor

Sound Fields (2007) for string orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, conductor

Wind Rose (2008) for wind ensemble
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen, conductor

On Conversing with Paradise (2008)
for baritone and chamber ensemble
Leigh Melrose, baritone, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen, conductor

Mad Regales (2007) for six solo voices
BBC Singers

Tintinnabulation (2008) for percussion ensemble
New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, Frank Epstein, conductor

Due Duetti (2009) for violin & cello
Rolf Schulte, violin, Fred Sherry, cello

Retracing II (2009) for horn
William Purvis, horn

Retracing (2002) for bassoon
Peter Kolkay, bassoon

Retracing III (2009) for trumpet
Jon Nelson, trumpet

Figment III (2007) for contrabass
Donald Palma, contrabass

Figment IV (2007) for viola
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Figment V (2009) for marimba
Simon Boyar, marimba

Clarinet Quintet (2007) for clarinet and string quartet
Charles Neidich, clarinet, Juilliard String Quartet

Poems of Louis Zukofsky (2008), for soprano and clarinet
Lucy Shelton, soprano; Charles Neidich, clarinet

La Musique (2007) for solo voice
Lucy Shelton, soprano

BRIDGE 9314A/B (two discs)

Related Carter discs:

9396, 9184, 9177, 9128, 9111, 9090, 9044, 9014, 9001