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  • Celebrating Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday, this "covetable and historic" four-disc set (The Observer) includes most of the recordings Nonesuch made of Carter’s music between 1968 and 1985, with performances by such acclaimed musicians as Paul Jacobs, Gilbert Kalish, the Composers Quartet, Jan DeGaetani, Fred Sherry, Arthur Weisberg, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by James Levine; plus a 58-page booklet, with photos, score examples, texts, and tributes by musicians and composers.

  • Celebrating Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday, this "covetable and historic" four-disc set (The Observer) includes most of the recordings Nonesuch made of Carter’s music between 1968 and 1985, with performances by such acclaimed musicians as Paul Jacobs, Gilbert Kalish, the Composers Quartet, Jan DeGaetani, Fred Sherry, Arthur Weisberg, the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by James Levine; plus a 58-page booklet, with photos, score examples, texts, and tributes by musicians and composers.

  • This collection of mid-century works from American composer Elliot Carter presents a study of contrasts, in which seemingly divergent instrumentation, form, and harmony are juxtaposed to create pieces that simultaneously look forward and back. The album captures members of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble performing these now classic works of American 20th-century music. 

  • 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.

  • 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.