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Author Wierzbicki, James Eugene.

Title Elliott Carter / James Wierzbicki.

Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Carter,E WIE    Available
Description 122 p. ; 23 cm.
Series American composers
American composers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foundations (1908-45) -- Three seminal works (1945-51) -- Maturity (1950-80) -- New directions (1980-2010).
Summary "This compact introduction to the life and works of composer Elliott Carter provides a fresh perspective on one of the most significant American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A leading voice of the American classical music tradition and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Carter was initially encouraged to become a composer by Charles Ives, and he went on to learn from Walter Piston at Harvard University and Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Drawing on Carter's voluminous writings and compositions, James Wierzbicki provides a clear discussion of Carter's evolving understanding of musical time and the influence of film on his work. Celebrating his 100th birthday in 2008 by premiering a number of new compositions, Carter has been a powerful presence on the American new music scene, an important connection to American music's foundational figures, and a dynamic force in its continuing evolution"--Back cover.
Subject Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012.
Composers -- United States -- Biography.
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