Elliot Carter R.I.P

  • Listening to The Rite of Spring changed his life. (via) Igor Stravinsky and Elliot Carter

    Elliot Carter Remembered : Music seemed to erupt from his very being’

    Daniel Barenboim

    He had the most extraordinary memory. He remembered what happened last week, last year, and 90 years ago. In fact, when he was in his 90s, I performed his music in Chicago. He told me about his first visit to Berlin when he was 14, in 1922. He said he’d heard the last concerts conducted by Arthur Nikisch at the Berlin Philharmonic before Furtwängler took over – and he told me what he’d heard! I must say, I was a little suspicious and had the concert programmes checked. He was absolutely right.

  • Double Concerto for piano, harpsichord and two chamber orchestras (youtube)

  • Elliott Carter: A Conversation with Steven Stucky (1 of 4)

  • Enchanted Preludes (youtube)

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    Elliot Carter studied English at Harvard. He was a student of Nadia Boulanger.