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String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2

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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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Release Date: 
Friday, November 18, 1988 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71249

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
22
54
Tuesday, November 1, 1988 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Elliott Carter
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597124927BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497103164
Price: 
8.00
Label: 
MP3
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.

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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 Composers Quartet performs under the direction of the composer.

ProductionCredits: 

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