Happy Birthday Elliott Carter! - New Chamber Works
2008 release. Featured works: world premiere recordings of 'Mosaic' (2004), 'HBBH' (2007), and 'Figment IV' (2007), as well as 'Enchanted Preludes' (1988), 'Tempo e Tempi' (1998/99), 'Two Fragments for String Quartet' (1994/99), and 'Oboe Quartet' (2001). Stereo/5.1 multichannel hybrid CD/SACD release that can be played on any CD player. On December 11, 2008, Elliott Carter celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. To the present day he wrote outstanding new music full of invention and ingenuity, sophistication and joie de vivre. These recordings of his recent and very latest works, three of which appear for the first time on disk, bear witness to the great admiration, eternal gratitude, and huge delight we feel when we play his music, conveying it with boundless enthusiasm to every corner of the earth. Performed by: Ursula Holliger (harp), Felix Renggli (flute/alto flute/piccolo), Heinz Holliger (oboe/English horn), Carolin Widmann (violin), Daniel Haefliger (violoncello), Edicson Ruiz (double bass), Jorg Dahler (viola), Silvia Nopper (soprano), Elmar Schmid (clarinet), Daria Zappa (1st violin), Esther Hoppe (2nd violin), Emanuel Abbuhl (oboe), Christoph Schiller (viola), Francois Benda (clarinet/bass clarinet), Edicson Ruiz (double bass).