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Elliott Carter: Music of Elliot Carter, Volume 7 (2005)

Elliott Carter: Music of Elliot Carter, Volume 7 (2005)
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A 2007 Grammy Nominee for Best Contemporary Composition, this highly anticipated recording presents the first recordings of four major Elliott Carter compositions conducted by the distinguished British conductor, Oliver Knussen.

These recordings tell the amazing tale of an American composer, well into his nineties, continuing to produce highly complex, sophisticated scores with an energy that would hardly be conceivable even in a much younger man.

“Dialogues for piano and chamber orchestra” was a BBC Radio 3 commission for the brilliant young British pianist Nicolas Hodges and is scored for piano solo and a chamber orchestra comprising 18 instruments.

“Boston Concerto” was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and is based on a William Carlos Williams poem, “Rain”, a verse chosen to convey the composer’s enduring love for his wife Helen, the dedicatee of Boston Concerto.

Carter’s “Cello Concerto” is a twenty minute span introduced by the soloist alone, playing a cantilena that presents ideas later to be expanded into a series of linked movements. Scored for a large orchestra that frequently plays with intimately drawn orchestral textures, the Cello Concerto was commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was first performed by the CSO with Yo Yo Ma as cellist and Daniel Barenboim as the conductor.

Carter completed the concise 12 minute “ASKO Concerto” in January 2000 to a commission from the Asko Ensemble of Amsterdam and the recording on this disc is of its first performance in the Concertgebouw on April 26 of that year.

The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 7


    Dialogues
    (2003)
    Nicolas Hodges, piano
    London Sinfonietta
    Oliver Knussen, conductor

    Boston Concerto (2002)
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Oliver Knussen, conductor

    Cello Concerto (2001)
    Fred Sherry, cello
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Oliver Knussen, conductor

    ASKO Concerto (2000)
    Asko Ensemble
    Oliver Knussen, conductor

    BRIDGE 9184

Here’s Elliott;

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 2

(3% recovery record included)

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April 28, 2008 Posted by | Elliott Carter, Music_ClassicalModern, _MUSIC | Leave a comment