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1 The Minotaur: Scene I: King Minos' Palace in Crete: Overture 0:59
2 The Minotaur: Scene I: King Minos' Palace in Crete: Queen Pasiphaë prepares for a tryst with the sacred bull 3:49
3 The Minotaur: Scene I: King Minos' Palace in Crete: Entrance of the and sacred bull 0:38
4 The Minotaur: Scene I: King Minos' Palace in Crete: Dance of the bulls and Pasiphaë with the sacred bull 2:37
6 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Building the labyrinth to imprison the Minotaur who destroys men 2:00
7 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Entrance of King Minos 1:39
8 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Selection of Greek victims to be sent into the labyrinth 1:09
9 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Ariande, princess of Crete, dances with Theseus, a Greek victim 4:23
12 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Adriadne unwinds her thread as Theseus, entering the labyrinth ... 1:19
13 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Theseus fights and kills the Mintour ... 1:15
14 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Adriane rewinds the thread to lead Theseus out of the labyrinth 1:55
15 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: The thread breaks. Adriadne is greatly dismayed 1:32
16 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Theseus ad some of the Greeks emerge from the labyrinth and rejoice 1:03
17 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: The Greeks and Thesus, forgetting Adriande, leave Crete 3:31
11 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Theseus' farewell to Ariande as he enters the labyrinth 1:54
10 The Minotaur: Scene II: Before the Labyrinth: Greek victims are driven into the labyrinth 1:40
21 Piano Sonata: II. Andante 14:58
18 Dust of Snow 1:05
19 The Rose Family 1:07
20 Piano Sonata: I. Maestoso 11:31
5 The Minotaur: Scene I: King Minos' Palace in Crete: Interlude—Pasiphaë heartbeat becomes the pounding of hammers ... 1:18

The Minotaur

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    Commissioned by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society, The Minotaur is an exploration of the neo-classical style that marked the last traditional narrative Carter composed. It is joined on this album by settings of two poems by Robert Frost and the Piano Sonata, together illuminating the composer’s oft-overlooked early works; the details of these early pieces are at once complex, immediately graspable, and immensely powerful.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    New York Chamber Symphony of the 92nd Street Y (1-17)
    Gerard Schwarz, conductor
    Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano (18, 19)
    Gilbert Kalish, piano (18, 19)
    Paul Jacobs, piano (20, 21)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded December 6, 1988 at the Manhattan Center, New York City
    Tracks 18, 19 produced by Teresa Sterne
    Engineering and musical production: Max Wilcox
    Recorded December, 1987 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City
    Digital Engineering: MacDonald Moore
    20, 21 produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded August, 1982 at RCA Studio A, New York City

    Composed by Elliott Carter; texts (18, 19) by Robert Frost

    Art direction and design: John William Costa
    Photograph by Don Hunstein

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, November 2, 1990 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79248

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
22
53
Thursday, November 1, 1990 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Elliott Carter
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597924824BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497197569
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Commissioned by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society, The Minotaur is an exploration of the neo-classical style that marked the last traditional narrative Carter composed. It is joined on this album by settings of two poems by Robert Frost and the Piano Sonata, together illuminating the composer’s oft-overlooked early works; the details of these early pieces are at once complex, immediately graspable, and immensely powerful.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Commissioned by George Balanchine’s Ballet Society, The Minotaur is an exploration of the neo-classical style that marked the last traditional narrative Carter composed. It is joined on this album by settings of two poems by Robert Frost and the Piano Sonata, together illuminating the composer’s oft-overlooked early works; the details of these early pieces are at once complex, immediately graspable, and immensely powerful.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
New York Chamber Symphony of the 92nd Street Y (1-17)
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano (18, 19)
Gilbert Kalish, piano (18, 19)
Paul Jacobs, piano (20, 21)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded December 6, 1988 at the Manhattan Center, New York City
Tracks 18, 19 produced by Teresa Sterne
Engineering and musical production: Max Wilcox
Recorded December, 1987 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City
Digital Engineering: MacDonald Moore
20, 21 produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded August, 1982 at RCA Studio A, New York City

Composed by Elliott Carter; texts (18, 19) by Robert Frost

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Photograph by Don Hunstein

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz