Elliott Carter Is Older Than You.


NYTimes: A Composer Who’s 99 With Plenty to Celebrate:

The composer Elliott Carter, left, and the conductor Pierre Boulez after a Focus! concert.

Perhaps it’s true that composers of formidably complex music, like Elliott Carter, are tough sells for mainstream audiences. That is why the scene at the Juilliard School on Friday night was so encouraging. Outside the school’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater a long line of people stood in the wintry chill, hoping to get tickets for the first concert of Focus! 2008: All About Elliott, the school’s free, weeklong festival devoted to music by Mr. Carter, interspersed with works by composers who influenced him and by sympathetic colleagues.

The rest of the article is here. Go Carter!

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