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DOCUMENTARY DVD INCLUDED
Elliott Carter in Toronto in 2006
- Introduction by Robert Aitken
- Elliott Carter in conversation with Robert Aitken
- Excerpts from the composer’s works recorded on the CD
Naxos is delighted to present this special birthday tribute to one of the leading composers of our time. The release comprises a full length CD and DVD release for a very special price.
Twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, first composer to receive the United States National Medal of Arts, one of the few composers ever awarded Germany's Ernst Von Siemens Music Prize, and in 1988 made ‘Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ by the Government of France, Elliott Carter is internationally recognized as one of the leading American voices of the classical music tradition.
“Elliott Carter is one of America’s most distinguished creative artists in any field” Aaron Copland nominating Elliott Carter for the Gold Medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters for Eminence in Music (1971)
Elliott Carter: Mosaic
Elliott Carter: Scrivo in vento
Scrivo in vento
Elliott Carter: Gra
Elliott Carter: Enchanted Preludes
Elliott Carter: Steep Steps
Elliott Carter: Figment No. 1
Figment No. 1
Elliott Carter: 4 Lauds
4 Lauds: No. 2. Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi
Elliott Carter: Figment No. 2, "Remembering Mr. Ives"
Figment No. 2, "Remembering Mr. Ives"
4 Lauds: No. 3. Rhapsodic Musings
Elliott Carter: Dialogues
“Mosaic for harp and ensemble was composed for the Nash Ensemble in 2005, and is a miniature concerto in all but name… There's an irrepressible verve about the writing, as there is about the more astringent 2004 Dialogues for piano and ensemble - the Canadian performers capture it vividly.”
20th February 2009
“Naxos's second Carter birthday offering concentrates on the later works, only two of which are at all substantial: Dialogues for piano and ensemble, composed for the London Sinfonietta in 2004, and Mosaic for harp and ensemble, written for the Nash Ensemble the following year. They are both typically deft, slightly prickly pieces - Dialogues, in particular, has a musical density that is disguised by its modest dimensions - and the rest of the disc is taken up with a series of the instrumental miniatures Carter has produced over the last two decades, often as birthday offerings for friends and fellow composers. The Canadian performances are all highly accomplished, and the release also includes a DVD containing a filmed interview with Carter, as well as concert performances of Mosaic and Dialogues.”
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