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Author Schiff, David, author.

Title Carter / David Schiff.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Carter,E SCH    Available
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Description xvi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The master musicians
Master musicians series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Elliott Carter now -- Remembering Mr. Carter (a double portrait) -- A brief life of a very long life -- A modernistic education (1924-1935) -- Musician, wrestling (1935-1946) -- Turning points (1946-1948) -- Back to modernism. Back to futurism. Back to New York (1948-1975) -- Carter vs. poets (round 1) -- Macro Carter/Micro Carter (1983-1999) -- Multi-vehicle accidents -- Bagatelles -- Carter vs. poets (round 2) -- Farewell symphonies -- Epilogue: "Every note has life in it."
Summary This text surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other 'ultra-modernists', with the classicist ideas he encountered at Harvard and in his three years of study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris; and with the populism developed by his friends Aaron Copland and Marc Blitzstein in Depression-era New York, and the unique synthesis of modernist idioms that he began to develop in the late 1940s.
Subject Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012.
Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780190259150 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0190259159 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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