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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Elliott Carter, Giant Of American Music, Dies At 103

The composer, who was born in 1908 and won two Pulitzer Prizes for music that could be challenging and adventurously modern, died in New York.

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Elliott Carter, Still Composing At 103

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

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard's Piano Francais

WGBH Radio

The French pianist focuses on modern music from his homeland, playing short pieces by Ravel, Boulez and Messiaen at the WGBH studio in Boston.

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