Elliot Goldenthal: String Quartet No.1 & Early Chamber Works
This album features a re-release of Extension Ensemble’s recording of Goldenthal’s Brass Quintet (original release here) which I was a part of back in the day. I stumbled upon the quintet shortly after being blown away by his score for Julie Taymor’s Titus and, in at least one performance of the work, had the opportunity to perform for Elliot….and Julie. (This made me very nervous.)
Sycil Mathai, Brian McWhorter – trumpets; Theo Primis, horn; Mike Boschen, bone; Andrew Bove, tuba
From the label:
Zarathustra Music presents the world premiere recording of Oscar-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal’s String Quartet No.1, subtitled The Stone Cutters. Goldenthal is best known for his Hollywood film scores that include two Batman movies and Interview with a Vampire. However, he began his career writing classical music and studied with two giants of the 20th Century, Aaron Copland and John Corigliano. This album also includes world premiere recordings of Goldenthal’s Sonata for Bass and Piano, Three Pieces for Solo Piano and the Brass Quintet No.2.