Elliott Carter

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    The Rose FamilyElliott Carter
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    Dust of SnowElliott Carter
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    Sonata for Cello & Piano: ModeratoElliott Carter
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    Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord: RisolutoElliott Carter
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    Double Concerto for Harpsichord & Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras: Allegro scherzandoElliott Carter
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        Some believe Elliott Carter to be the greatest American-born composer; no less an authority than Igor Stravinsky considered Carter's Double Concerto (1961) the first true American masterpiece. Certainly he was one of the most intellectually rigorous composers of his or any other time. Carter's work is characterized largely by its rhythmic complexity, befitting a man who was a serious student of mathematics. Initially a neo-classicist, Carter went on to embrace aspects of 12-tone... Read more

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