Elliott Carter: Piano Concerto

(liveperformance by Jacob Lateiner, with Leinsdorf and Boston Symphony; RCA Victor LSC-3001). Carter has a language of his own, with instruments speaking their lines almost individually and building them into a tonal drama. The listener almost has to become part of it, and not all may be willing to do so. Michael Colgrass’ As Quiet As on the reverse is a lightweight filler.