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American Classics - Carter: String Quartets no 1 and 5

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>Carter, Elliott : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Carter, Elliott : Quartet for Strings no 5
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Released to celebrate the American master Elliott Carter's centenary, this is the first of two discs of the complete String Quartets. Carter himself has written: 'I probably decided to write what was to be the 'First Quartet' when I read about a composition prize in Liege, Belgium, because there were many ideas swarming around in my imagination about expression, rhythm, and harmony, mostly derived from my 'Cello Sonata' ... Then my Second, Third, and Fourth Quartets developed my imaginings in different ways until I began to realize that soon I would exhaust this direction, and so my Fifth Quartet became a farewell to the previous four and an exploration of a new vision.'



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>Carter, Elliott : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: Foellinger Auditorium, Krannert Center, Urbana, IL (03/16/2007-03/18/2007)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Carter, Elliott : Quartet for Strings no 5
  • Notes: Foellinger Auditorium, Krannert Center, Urbana, IL (06/03/2007-06/04/2007)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1994-1995