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Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (born December 11, 1908, died November 5, 2012) is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer born in New York City, a composer encompassing many facets of classical music, from neoclassicism to serialism. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, during which time he published his first composition in 1937 and then returned to the United States. After a neoclassical phase, he went on to write atonal, rhythmically complex music. His compositions, which have… read more

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  • @elnimio No
  • stop
  • His earlier music was so much better than his tryhard music from his later life
  • Arditti's performances of his string Q's are unreal
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A070xfAX3lQ This is the TV episode where Carter is mentioned
  • A couple of weeks before his death Carter was mentioned by Euronews. I've also heard somewhare that princess Diana was a big fan of Carter. This doesn't sound unrealistic since the Shah of Iran was a fan of Xenakis.
  • rest in peace.
  • of the 300 new listeners from the week he died, none stayed :(
  • I guess it would be good enough if some label decided to release all his recent works.
  • it's a shitton of music as well. re-releasing his recorded output (there are some pre-mortem retrospectives that can be drawn on) and supplementing it with new recordings of previously unrecorded works is feasible but would take a number of years, & cash

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