Prominent musicians remember American composer Elliott Carter (who would have turned 104 today) through his music. Carter died last month. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Elliott Carter at Tanglewood in 2008 on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz is sitting right behind Carter. Michael J. Lutch hide caption

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Cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Gerardo Antonio Sanchez Torres/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Composer Elliott Carter at the piano in 1989. Jacques M. Chenet/Corbis hide caption

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Composer Elliott Carter celebrated his 103rd birthday Thursday at a concert given in his honor at the 92nd Street Y (with Carol Archer, left, co-producer of the event). Cory Weaver/92nd Street Y hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Elliott Carter, Still Composing At 103

Classical KUSC

The centenarian still wakes up every morning eager to write a new piece of music.

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Jason Vieaux decided not to discriminate against living composers when planning his Dinner With The Dead. Robin Holland hide caption

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Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes an assortment of French music to WGBH in Boston. Felix Broede hide caption

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