December 11, 2014


To mark the 106th anniversary of Elliott Carter's birth (he was born on December 11, 1908), I have added three live recordings of his chamber music to this blog's slowly growing "audio museum" of Carter's works.
     Recorded on September 25, 2014 at the Muziekgebouw aan't IJ Amsterdam, the works span more than six decades of Carter's career, from the early Cello Sonata (1948), to the middle-period Duo for Violin and Piano (1973), to the very last work, Epigrams for Piano Trio (2012), completed less than three months before his death.
     The musicians are Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Valerie Aimard (cello), and Diego Tosi (violin).


ceb said...

Thank you so much for these recordings. The cello sonata is a gorgeous piece with fascinating details and digressions , yet it hangs together well. More treats to follow as I dig into the others.

Boom said...


Always nice to hear from a fan of Carter's music.