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Elliott Carter

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Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes an assortment of French music to WGBH, in Boston.

May 13, 2010 The French pianist focuses on modern music from his homeland at the WGBH studio in Boston.

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Interviews & Profiles

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December 11, 2008 At 100, inventive American composer Elliott Carter shows little sign of slowing down.

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November 4, 2010 Instead of dining with a composer from the past, the guitarist picks 101-year-old Elliott Carter.

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News

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

November 7, 2012 Carter's vital new ideas changed 20th-century music. The composer died Monday at 103.

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Composer Elliott Carter at the piano in 1989.

November 6, 2012 The composer, who won two Pulitzers for his adventurous music, died in New York.

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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).

December 11, 2011 The centenarian still wakes up every morning eager to write music.

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February 9, 2009 Music written within the last few decades dominated the classical awards this year.

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November 6, 2012 Hear an excerpt from an excellent album of cellist Alisa Weilerstein playing music classic and new.

From Kentucky to Carnegie Hall: the musicians on their way to their New York debut, 1950.

May 25, 2011 The documentary 'Music Makes A City' recounts the amazing story of the Louisville Orchestra.

December 22, 2008 Lloyd Schwartz reviews three new CDs released in honor of the American composer's centenary.

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Prominent musicians remember American composer Elliott Carter (who would have turned 104 today) through his music. Carter died last month.

December 11, 2012 From singers to conductors, musicians pay homage to Elliott Carter by discussing his music.

Composer Elliott Carter, who died on Nov. 5 at age 103.

November 12, 2012 The world-renowned conductor and pianist reflects on his late friend and colleague Elliott Carter.

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Oppens Plays Carter

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  • Album: Oppens Plays Carter
  • Artist: Ursula Oppens
  • Label: Cedille
  • Released: 2008
 

Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5

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  • Album: Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 5
  • Artist: Pacifica Quartet
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2008
 

Concertos

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  • Album: Concertos
  • Artist: Sequitur
  • Label: Albany
  • Released: 2003
 

Ives: The Unanswered Question; Carter: Concerto for Orchestra

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  • Album: Ives: The Unanswered Question; Carter: Concerto for Orchestra
  • Artist: Leonard Bernstein
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 1998
 

Elliott Carter: Quintets and Voices

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  • Album: Elliott Carter: Quintets and Voices
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Mode Records
  • Released: 2003
 

Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets

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  • Album: Elliott Carter: The Four String Quartets
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1991
 

Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8

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  • Album: Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Bridge
 

Music Makes A City

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  • Title: Music Makes A City
  • Director: Owsley Brown III & Jerome Hiler
 

Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky & Lutoslawski

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  • Album: Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky & Lutoslawski
  • Artist: Gloria Cheng
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2008
 

John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man; Seven Poems of Bob Dylan

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  • Album: John Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man; Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
  • Artist: JoAnn Falletta
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Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos

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  • Album: Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos
  • Artist: Hilary Hahn
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2008