Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Listen to any song, anywhere with Amazon Music Unlimited. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).

  
Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Elliott Carter: Three Poe... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
FREE Shipping on orders over $25. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.25
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$20.25
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: IMS Distribution
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Elliott Carter: Three Poems Of Robert Frost/Mirror In Which To Dwell/Syringa/In Sleep, In Thunder

4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, February 19, 1993
"Please retry"
$12.69
$12.68 $2.00

Trade in. Get paid. Go shopping.
$12.69 Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Between 1975 and 1981, Elliot Carter produced his remarkable vocal trilogy: A Mirror on Which to Dwell, Syringa, and In Sleep, in Thunder. Bridge's CD marks the first integral recording of the three works, and also includes the premiere recording of Carter's 1980 orchestration, Three Poems of Robert Frost. These recordings were made under the composer's supervision, and feature Speculum Musicae, with whom Carter has worked closely during the past twenty years.

Amazon.com

This reading of In Sleep, In Thunder has tenor Jon Garrison singing Carter's musical setting of six Robert Lowell poems. Speculum Musicae grasps the piece's broad-based low-end sweeps expertly, flanging when Garrison's voice seems to unlock and bellow. The music shudders as the tenor considers Lowell's lines, emphasizing the conflicted poetics with interjections that interrupt each other shatteringly. While the Lowell poems allow Carter a fairly costly emotional investigation of personality and conflict, A Mirror on Which to Dwell peeks in on the development of sonic characters, again taken on with snappy know-it-allness of musical directions this side of World War II. The music chases itself, with woodwind blurts shadowing fast-moving string slashes and percussive piano washes, all occasionally wafting into dusty quiet--a recessive sonic area that works wonderfully in relation to Elizabeth Bishop's texts. Very little in these pieces resolves itself, and the music's sum effect is a multiplicity of tonal characters that create their own space, all the while in uneasy proximity to the other spaces. With the Three Poems of Robert Frost (composed in 1942) moving with Patrick Mason's baritone bellow and Syringa sung by mezzo-soprano Katherine Ciesinski (texts by John Ashberry), the palette of tonal ranges and dynamic changes is extremely wide on this set. --Andrew Bartlett

Stream The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 1 - The Vocal Works (1975-1981) by Speculum Musicae, Katherine Ciesinski, Jon Garrison, Patrick Mason, Jan Opalach and tens of millions of other songs on all your devices with Amazon Music Unlimited. Exclusive discount for Prime members.
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
1:24
Listen Now $0.99
 
2
30
1:22
Listen Now $0.99
 
3
30
2:04
Listen Now $0.99
 
4
30
3:16
Listen Now $0.99
 
5
30
2:33
Listen Now $0.99
 
6
30
2:20
Listen Now $0.99
 
7
30
2:41
Listen Now $0.99
 
8
30
2:57
Listen Now $0.99
 
9
30
3:28
Listen Now $0.99
 
10
30
19:00
Album Only
11
30
3:09
Listen Now $0.99
 
12
30
3:19
Listen Now $0.99
 
13
30
3:37
Listen Now $0.99
 
14
30
3:21
Listen Now $0.99
 
15
30
4:33
Listen Now $0.99
 
16
30
2:30
Listen Now $0.99
 

Product details

  • Performer: Speculum Musicae Ensemble
  • Audio CD (February 19, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bridge
  • ASIN: B000003GI9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #405,452 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on October 24, 2008
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 9, 2010
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 26, 2015
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
0Comment| 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Elliott Carter: Three Poems Of Robert Frost/Mirror In Which To Dwell/Syringa/In Sleep, In Thunder
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Elliott Carter: Three Poems Of Robert Frost/Mirror In Which To Dwell/Syringa/In Sleep, In Thunder


Pages with related products. See and discover other items: blue off the shoulder crop top, children crop top, off shoulder. top for kids, princess dress costume