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The music of Elliott Carter

Author: David Schiff
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Music of Elliott Carter engages composers, performers, and critics and speaks to concert-goers, whether attuned to or alarmed by the formidable difficulty of Carter's music. David Schiff views the music from the perspective of the composer's development and relates his compositional techniques to those non-musical arts - contemporary American poetry in particular - with which Carter has been deeply involved.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elliott Carter; Elliott Carter; Elliott Carter; Elliott Carter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Schiff
ISBN: 0801436125 9780801436123
OCLC Number: 39655333
Notes: List of works: p. 330-334.
Description: xii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Words from the Composer --
Introduction: The International Theme --
I. Chamber Music. 1. String Quartets. 2. Chamber Music for Wind Instruments. 3. Chamber Music for Piano and other Mixed Ensembles. 4. Short Instrumental Works --
II. Vocal Music. 5. Choral Works. 6. Songs with Piano (or Guitar). 7. Works for Solo Voices and Instruments --
III. Piano Music --
IV. Orchestral Music. 8. Ballets. 9. Concertos. 10. Symphonic Works --
App. A. Carter's Listing of Three- to Six-Note Chords: 'Link' Chords --
App. B. Carter's Note on Voyage / Edited by John F. Link and John F. Link.
Responsibility: David Schiff.

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"The Music of Elliott Carter engages composers, performers, and critics and speaks to concert-goers, whether attuned to or alarmed by the formidable difficulty of Carter's music. David Schiff views the music from the perspective of the composer's development and relates his compositional techniques to those non-musical arts - contemporary American poetry in particular - with which Carter has been deeply involved. The volume benefits from Schiff's extensive discussions of Carter's works with their most noted performers, including Heinz Holliger, Oliver Knussen, and Ursula Oppens, and from the generous cooperation of the composer himself."--Jacket.

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