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 premiere recordings. Bridge's Elliott Carter Edition is the largest ongoing recording project devoted to the music of Elliott Carter.
“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.” --The Guardian, 18th March 2010 ****
“What better 101st birthday present than this double album gathering recent Carter works of all shapes and sizes, performed by his devotees?” --Sunday Times, 28th March 2010 ****
01. Horn Concerto 02. Mad Regales I. 8 Haiku 03. Mad Regales II. Meditation of a Parrot 04. Mad Regales III. At the North Farm 05. Tintinnabulation 06. Wind Rose 07. Sound Field 08. On Conversing with Paradise 09. Retracing 10. Clarinet Quintet 11. Figment V 12. La Musique 13. Retracing III 14. Due Duetti - I. Duettone 15. Due Duetti - I. Duettino 16. Figment III 17. Figment IV 18. Poems of Lois Zukofsky I. Tall and Singularly Dark 19. Poems of Lois Zukofsky II. Alba 20. Poems of Lois Zukofsky III. Finally a Valentine 21. Poems of Lois Zukofsky IV. O Sleep 22. Poems of Lois Zukofsky V. The Rains 23. Poems of Lois Zukofsky VI. Rune 24. Poems of Lois Zukofsky VII. Strange 25. Poems of Lois Zukofsky VIII. Daisy 26. Poems of Lois Zukofsky IX. You Who Were Made for This Music 27. Retracing II