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ELLIOTT CARTER  

(1908 - 2012)

Elliott Carter long held a position of particular eminence in American music. Educated at Harvard and in Paris, where he also had lessons from Nadia Boulanger, he established himself in the United States, with countless prizes and awards, and teaching appointments, including periods at Columbia, MIT, Cornell and Yale, and for a more extended period at the Juilliard School.

Orchestral & Chamber Music

Carter was always a figure of some independence in American music, whether under the influence of Ives, in adolescence, of Boulanger in Paris or, in later years, of the American and European avant-garde, with all trends absorbed into his own original work. Earlier works written in America after his return from Paris move, for a time, towards a populist idiom, heard in Holiday Overture and Symphony No 1.

His Double Concerto and Piano Concerto, the latter written in 1964-65 and dedicated to Stravinsky, represent a change of style, using original techniques developed over the intervening years. His varied chamber music includes five string quartets. He continued composing until nearly the end of his life, with Interventions for piano and orchestra in 2007, a work based on Ezra Pound’s Canto 95, a Flute Concerto and, in 2012, Twelve Short Epigrams for piano.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
CARTER Complete String Quartets, 100th Anniversary Release Naxos 8.503225

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
American Music for Percussion, Vol. 2 (New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble, Epstein) Naxos
8.559684
Chamber Music
BARBER: Summer Music / CARTER: Woodwind Quintet BIS
BIS-CD-952
Chamber Music
Bassoon Recital: Zdybel, Katarzyna - JACOB, G. / CASTEREDE, J. / SLUKA, L. / DENISOV, E. / CARTER, E. / MARKOWICZ, M. / FRANCAIX, J. (Portrait) CD Accord
CDAccordACD182
Instrumental
BEZALY: Solo Flute From A to Z, Vol. 2 BIS
BIS-CD-1259
Instrumental
CARTER, E.: 100th Anniversary Release - Mosaic / Dialogue / Solo Pieces (New Music Concerts, Aitken) Naxos
8.559614
Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental
CARTER, E.: Piano Music (Complete) (Oppens Plays Carter - Elliott Carter at 100) Cedille
CDR90000-108
Instrumental
CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 (Pacifica Quartet) Naxos
8.559362
Chamber Music
CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Pacifica Quartet) Naxos
8.559363
Chamber Music
CARTER: Early Chamber Music Cedille
CDR90000-048
Chamber Music
CARTER: Labyrinth of Time (A) (NTSC) Ideale Audience
DVD9DS17
Classical Documentary
CARTER: Piano Concerto / Symphony No. 1 / Holiday Overture Naxos
8.559151
Orchestral, Concertos
COPLAND / CARTER / CAGE: The Contemporary American ´C´ BIS
BIS-CD-52
Instrumental
COPLAND / DALLAPICCOLA / CARTER / IVES: Variations for Orchestra First Edition
FECD-0001
Orchestral
FALLA, M.: Concerto / CARTER, E.: Sonata / ARGENTO, D.: 6 Elizabethan Songs (Combs, Michaels Bedi, Rembrandt Chamber Players) Cedille
CDR90000-011
Chamber Music
JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008 (NTSC) EuroArts
2057338
Classical Concert
JUXTAPOSITIONS - THE EDITION (NTSC) Ideale Audience
3078398
Classical Documentary
LEAVING HOME: Orchestral Music in the 20th Century, Vol. 5: The American Way (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102041
Classical Documentary
LEGATO - THE WORLD OF THE PIANO - AIMARD, Pierre-Laurent: Not Just One Truth (NTSC) EuroArts
2055798
Instrumental, Classical Documentary
LEGATO - THE WORLD OF THE PIANO (4-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) EuroArts
2059848
Classical Documentary, Instrumental
McPHEE: Tabuh-Tabuhan / CARTER: The Minotaur Suite (Hanson) (1956) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80011
Orchestral
Piano Recital: Weiss, Orion - BACH, J.S. / SCRIABIN, A. / MOZART, W.A. / CARTER, E. Yarlung Records
YAR78873
Instrumental
REVOLUTION DER KLANGE (DIE): Musik im 20. Jahrhundert (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102072
Classical Documentary
SEASONS (The) (Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet) BIS
BIS-2072
Chamber Music
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Concertos
Trumpet Recital: Friedrich, Reinhold - STRAVINSKY, I. / HONEGGER, A. / HENZE, H.W. / HINDEMITH, P. / WOLPE, S. / SKALKOTTAS, N. Capriccio
C10439
Instrumental
Vocal Recital: Bielfield, Kyle - BEACH, A. / BARBER, S. / ROREM, N. / DUKE, J. / GRIFFES, C.T. (Stopping By) Delos
DE3445
Vocal
ZORN, J.: Goetia / CARTER, E.: 4 Lauds / SALONEN, E.-P.: Lachen verlernt / THOMAS, A.R.: Pulsar (Rhapsodic Musings) (Koh) Cedille
CDR90000-113
Instrumental




 
 
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