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 to be released include solo, chamber, vocal and orchestral music, and are première recordings. Bridge's Elliott Carter Edition is the largest ongoing recording project devoted to the music of Elliott Carter.
18th March 2010
“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.”
28th March 2010
“What better 101st birthday present than this double album gathering recent Carter works of all shapes and sizes, performed by his devotees?”
“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”
Click on any of the works listed above for alternative recordings.