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String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2

  • 71249

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  • Nonesuch Records is saddened to learn of the death of American composer Elliott Carter, who passed away yesterday at the age of 103. In a career that spanned over 75 years, Carter composed 158 works and received two Pulitzer Prizes. In 2008, on the occasion of Carter's 100th birthday, Nonesuch released A Nonesuch Retrospective, a four-disc set featuring most of the recordings the label made of Carter’s music between 1968 and 1985, with a note by Paul Griffiths, which is reprinted in its entirety here.

  • Composer Elliott Carter turns 101 today. Earlier this year, as part of the composer's centennial celebration, Nonesuch Records released Elliott Carter: A Nonesuch Retrospective, featuring most of Carter's Nonesuch recordings from 1968 to 1985. The four-disc set The Observer called "covetable and historic" is now 33 1/3% off the standard list price at nonesuch.com as part of the Nonesuch Store Anniversary Sale.

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    Described by the composer as an exploration of the human experience of time, this album features two award-winning quartets that each present opposing views of the temporal experience: expansive and compressed, majestic and miniature. Written eight years apart, they capture the evolution of Carter’s compositional language, in which the elongated, continually unfolding gestures of the first give rise to the condensed phrasing of the second. The album features performances from The Composers Quartet, under the direction of the composer.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Composers Quartet:
    Matthew Raimondi, violin
    Anahid Ajemian, violin
    Jean Dupouy, viola
    Michael Rudiakov, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Recorded April 21-23, 1970, under the supervision of Elliot Carter
    Engineering & tape editing: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Art direction: Robert L. Heimall
    Cover Art: Fred Otnes

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Artist Name: 
Elliott Carter
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Release Date: 
Friday, November 18, 1988 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Described by the composer as an exploration of the human experience of time, this album features two award-winning quartets that each present opposing views of the temporal experience: expansive and compressed, majestic and miniature. Written eight years apart, they capture the evolution of Carter’s compositional language, in which the elongated, continually unfolding gestures of the first give rise to the condensed phrasing of the second. The Composers Quartet performs under the direction of the composer.

Description: 

Described by the composer as an exploration of the human experience of time, this album features two award-winning quartets that each present opposing views of the temporal experience: expansive and compressed, majestic and miniature. Written eight years apart, they capture the evolution of Carter’s compositional language, in which the elongated, continually unfolding gestures of the first give rise to the condensed phrasing of the second. The album features performances from The Composers Quartet, under the direction of the composer.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Recorded April 21-23, 1970, under the supervision of Elliot Carter
Engineering & tape editing: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz (Elite Recordings, Inc.)
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Art direction: Robert L. Heimall
Cover Art: Fred Otnes

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71249

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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22
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54
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, November 1, 1988 - 05:00
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0
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497103164
Price: 
8.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
The Composers Quartet:
Matthew Raimondi, violin
Anahid Ajemian, violin
Jean Dupouy, viola
Michael Rudiakov, cello

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