Elliott Carter: The Minotaur, Piano Sonata, Two Songs (2015)
New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz; Paul Jacobs; Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb | Time: 01:01:57
Genre: Classical | Label: Elektra Nonesuch | # 9 79248-2
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.