Elliott Carter only ever wrote two ballets: Pocahontas in 1939, and The Minotaur in 1947. Neither enjoyed particular lasting success, and the former was never recorded–until now. Gil Rose and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s latest offering on their in-house label, BMOP/sound, features fresh, new recordings of both ballets that offer contemporary listeners a chance to get to know Carter’s earlier style.
Joshua Barone with the New York Times caught up with Rose about the two works and their place within Carter’s output, and what they might have in common with his later, more well-known style of writing. Read the full article here.
Elliott Carter: Ballets is available now from BMOP/sound on CD, hi-res digital download, and wherever you stream music.