Elliott Carter (classical composer)

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Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. After an early neoclassical phase, his style shifted to an emphasis on atonality and rhythmic complexity. His compositions are known and performed throughout the world; they include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works.

He was extremely productive in his later years, publishing more than 40 works between the ages of 90 and 100, and over 20 more after he turned 100 in 2008. He completed his last work, Epigrams for piano trio, on August 13, 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 String Quartets 1 & 2 (Composers Quartet) Elliott Carter 1
1989 The Vocal Works (1975-1981) (Speculum Musicae) Elliott Carter 1
1991 The Four String Quartets / Duo for Violin & Piano Elliott Carter; Juilliard String Quartet 1
1992 Piano Concerto / Variations for Orchestra Elliott Carter 1
1993 Carter: Night Fantasies / Adams: Phrygian Gates Elliott Carter, John Adams; Ursula Oppens 1
1994 Eight Compositions (Group for Contemporary Music) Elliott Carter 1
1995 Carter: A Symphony of Three Orchestras / Varèse: Deserts; Ecuatorial; Hyperprism Elliott Carter / Edgard Varèse 1
1995 Carter: Partita / Berio: Continuo / Takemitsu: Visions Carter, Berio, Takemitsu; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim 1
1995 Orchestral Music Elliott Carter; SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Michael Gielen, Ursula Oppens 1
1997 The Complete Music for Piano Elliott Carter; Charles Rosen 1
1998 Ives: The Unanswered Question / Holidays (Symphony) / Central Park in the Dark / Carter: Concerto for Orchestra Ives, Carter; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
1998 Chamber Music (Arditti String Quartet feat. piano: Ursula Oppens) Elliott Carter 1
1999 Early Chamber Music (Chicago Pro Musica) Elliott Carter 1
1999 Clarinet Concerto / Symphonia: Sum Fluxai Pretium Spei Elliott Carter; Michael Collins, London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Knussen 2
2001 Concerto for Orchestra / Violin Concerto / Three Occasions for Orchestra Elliott Carter; London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen 1
2001 Oboe Concerto; Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux; A Mirror on Which to Dwell; Penthode Elliott Carter 1
2003 Lauds and Lamentations: Music of Elliott Carter and Isang Yun Elliott Carter; Isang Yun, Heinz Holliger, Thomas Zehetmair, Ruth Killius, Thomas Demenga 1
2003 What Next? Elliott Carter, Paul Griffiths; Peter Eötvös 1
2004 Symphony no. 1 / Piano Concerto Elliott Carter; Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Mark Wait 1
2004 Music for String Quartet Vol. 2 (Arditti String Quartet) Elliott Carter 1
2005 Dialogues / Boston Concerto / Cello Concerto / ASKO Concerto Elliott Carter; Nicolas Hodges, Fred Sherry, London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Asko Ensemble, Oliver Knussen 1
2008 String Quartets nos. 1 and 5 Elliott Carter; Pacifica Quartet 1
2008 Elliot Carter: 100th Anniversary Release Elliott Carter 1
2009 Rhapsodic Musings Elliott Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Augusta Read Thomas, John Zorn; Jennifer Koh 1
2012 Cello Concerto Elgar, Carter; Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim 2
Piano Works (Choi) Elliott Carter 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Cello Sonata / Double Concerto Elliott Carter; Joel Krosnick, Paul Jacobs, Gilbert Kalish, Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg 1
1994 Cage: Atlas eclipticalis / Carter: Variations / Babbitt: Correspondences / Schuller: Spectra Cage, Carter, Babbitt, Schuller; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine 1
2009 A Nonesuch Retrospective Elliott Carter 1
Music of Elliott Carter Elliott Carter 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Ives: Symphony No. 2 / Carter: Instances / Gershwin: An American in Paris Ives, Carter, Gershwin; Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Of Challenge & Of Love Igor Stravinsky, Elliott Carter; Lucy Shelton, John Constable 1

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