News for Carter
- 103 year old Carter dies in New York
[posted 6 November 2012]
His last composition was finished in August, and he completed 14 works after his 100th birthday. One of the most important American contemporary music composers, Elliot Carter, died on 5 November in Manhattan, New York. He was 103 years old.
- 100 year old Elliott Carter still composes
[posted 10 December 2008]
It is not often that we can commemorate the 100th birthday of a famous composer. 11 December 2008 is one of these rare occasions, as on that day Elliott Carter will be 100 years old.
What is even more remarkable, is that Carter still composes. In 2004 he finished a composition that was aptly named Fons Juventatis (Source of Youth), and on 8 August 2008 he finished a piece for large ensemble called Wind Rose. He also wrote some other pieces this year.
Carter's birthday will be celebrated all over the world with many concerts with his works: in New York, Washington D.C., Montréal, Amsterdam, Berlin, Helsinki. Vienna, and many more.
Elliott Carter won the Pulitzer Price twice: for his String Quartet No. 2 and for his String Quartet No. 3. He is also interviewed by Richard Dufallo in "Trackings" at Carter’s home in Waccabuc New York.
Elliott Carter studied in Paris, France with Nadia Boulanger like Aaron Copland and many other composers. He even attendended the Darmstadt School with Stockhausen, Boulez, Earle Brown, John Cage, Peter Maxwell Davies, Peter Schat, and many others. Dufallo has conducted many peices of Carter’s at the Aspen Music Fesitval and other places. (Contribution by <dbacamail.twu.edu>.)
Sources — links
- http://www.boosey.com/pages/cr/composer/composer_main.asp (Choose Carter)