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Folks, the Ligeti series referred to is on TELDEC not TELARC. A 5-disc set. DG also has a Ligeti 4-disc set that is worth seeking out.

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I would pursue that set before the stuff on DG though.

 

Wouldn't you agree?

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  TELDEC not TELARC. 

 

Sometimes a cigar etc...

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Incidentally,

 

If you are into this sort of thing ,

I'd look into the Elliott Carter series on the Bridge label.

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I would pursue that set before the stuff on DG though.

Wouldn't you agree?

Yes.
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Sometimes a cigar etc...

You'll have to ask Clinton.
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Incidentally,

 

If you are into this sort of thing ,

I'd look into the Elliott Carter series on the Bridge label.

Agreed.

 

 

Also this has just been re-released again, (pictured with the last packaging)

 

 

 

Third time since the late 90's. It's an amazing recording of his biggest orchestral work. He was 85 when he started writing this and it was premiered just before his 90th birthday. (he died aged 103 in 2012) 

 

Oliver Knussen is the conductor and is nearly always first choice for contemporary works. 

 

This is an amazing recording both in sound quality and performance. Anyone who has even the slightest interest in Carter or contemporary music should own this.

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Agreed.

 

 

Also this has just been re-released again, (pictured with the last packaging)

 

 

 

Third time since the late 90's. It's an amazing recording of his biggest orchestral work. He was 85 when he started writing this and it was premiered just before his 90th birthday. (he died aged 103 in 2012) 

 

Oliver Knussen is the conductor and is nearly always first choice for contemporary works. 

 

This is an amazing recording both in sound quality and performance. Anyone who has even the slightest interest in Carter or contemporary music should own this.

 

Yes.

Yes.

Yes.

 

In Many ways my favorite Carter recording.

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haven't heard this, will have to check it out thanks

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haven't heard this, will have to check it out thanks

 

If you like Carter's music you won't be disappointed.

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If you like Carter's music you won't be disappointed.

I'm sure you will have these two, but they also come highly recommended for anyone wanting to get into Carter's soundworld.

 

 

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Carters only opera "What Next" written around the same time as his Symphonia and this is another great - and I think underrated work. The Asko concerto (above on Bridge) was written a year later and is another example of his late writing style. Still typical Carter with his unique- complex tapestries, but these later works are more accessible than his previous decades and are imo a great place to start.    

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Very heartening to see such interest in rigorous Contemporary composers.
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^^ Absolutely! 

 

Heres an all time fave recording of mine of Barber and Korngold. This is one of my faves for testing new equipment. Its such a great recording both sonically and in performance.

 

Two truly great early 20th century concertos. (especially Barber - the andante gives me shivers every time.. ) 

 

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I'm sure you will have these two, but they also come highly recommended for anyone wanting to get into Carter's soundworld.

 

 

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Carters only opera "What Next" written around the same time as his Symphonia and this is another great - and I think underrated work. The Asko concerto (above on Bridge) was written a year later and is another example of his late writing style. Still typical Carter with his unique- complex tapestries, but these later works are more accessible than his previous decades and are imo a great place to start.    

 

Despite being a huge Carter fan I will say I've never been able to get into "What's Next?".

Generally speaking I much prefer his instrumental work.

 

The other recording you have posted here (on Bridge) is one of Carter's best recordings in my opinion.

If you enjoy the Cello concerto I would recommend the Elisa Weilerstein recording as well.

 

The fact is, in the last 20 years there have been many very fine Carter recordings.

He's been very fortunate to have many great musicians take up his cause in his last 2 decades of life.

Ligeti had similar good fortunes regarding recordings in his later years.

These 2 guys represent the epitome of the 2nd half of 20th century regarding uncompromising composition IMO.

 

Having been fortunate to have met both of them I can say they were extraordinarily people all around.

Nice guys too!

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Despite being a huge Carter fan I will say I've never been able to get into "What's Next?".

Generally speaking I much prefer his instrumental work.

 

The other recording you have posted here (on Bridge) is one of Carter's best recordings in my opinion.

If you enjoy the Cello concerto I would recommend the Elisa Weilerstein recording as well.

 

The fact is, in the last 20 years there have been many very fine Carter recordings.

He's been very fortunate to have many great musicians take up his cause in his last 2 decades of life.

Ligeti had similar good fortunes regarding recordings in his later years.

These 2 guys represent the epitome of the 2nd half of 20th century regarding uncompromising composition IMO.

 

Having been fortunate to have met both of them I can say they were extraordinarily people all around.

Nice guys too!

They're both held very high with me as well. I would also add Harrison Birtwistle as well. Thats amazing that you've met them. I would love to sit and have a chat either of those mighty composers. 

 

 

 

 

Listening to this at the moment. And is another highly recommended collection for anyone who likes Prokofiev. 

 

His complete symphonies conducted by Dmitri Kitaenko.

 

Prokofiev's symphonies are still underappreciated imo. I like them more than Shostakovich's. 2nd only to Sibelius in regards to 20th century symphony cycles for me.  

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