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Elliott Carter : Portrait du compositeur. Swiss Chamber Soloists.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 00:58:16

Recording : 2014-2020
Country : Suisse
Sound : Eglise / Stereo

Label : Genuin
Catalog No. : GEN21731
EAN : 4260036257311
Price Code : DM019A

Publishing Year : 2021

Genre : Classical
Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Huit études et une fantaisie pour quatuor à vent
"La Musique" (d'après C. Baudelaire), pour voix seule
Trio à cordes
Poème de Louis Zukofsky pour clarinette et soprano
"Retracing II", pour cor français
"Nine by Five", pour quatuor à vent
Premier mouvement de la Sonatine pour hautbois et clavecin

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Felix Renggli, flûte
Heinz Holliger, hautbois
François Benda, clarinette
Sergio Pires, clarinette
Olivier Darbellay, cor
Diego Chenna, basson
Irene Abrigo, violon
Jürg Dähler, alto
Daniel Haefliger, violoncelle
Peter Solomon, clavecin

It is often said that Elliott Carter is the most European of all American composers. Without a doubt, the New York-born composer is one of the most interesting personalities of the NewMusic scene in the USA. His wide-ranging compositional output is complex, filled with philosophical and poetic allusions that range from orchestral and chamber music, soloinstrumental and vocal pieces to his first opera, which he first wrote at the age of 90. He wrote his compositions from his head, without using any instruments, and many of his works were only heard at the premiere. For his 100th birthday, the Sonatina for oboe and harpsichord was premiered by Heinz Holliger and Peter Salomon and has now been recorded for the first time on GENUIN. With this recording, the Swiss Chamber Soloists honors the rich oeuvre of Elliot Carter – music that is full of elegance and transparency.

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