Elliott Carter

Elliott Cook Carter Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American modernist composer. One of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, he combined elements of European modernism and American "ultra-modernism" into a distinctive style with a personal harmonic and rhythmic language, after an early neoclassical phase. His compositions are performed throughout the world, and include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works. The recipient of many awards, Carter was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his string quartets; he also wrote the large-scale orchestral triptych ''Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei''.

Born in New York City, Carter had developed an interest in modern music in the 1920s. He was later introduced to Charles Ives, and he soon came to appreciate the American ultra-modernists. After studying at Harvard University with Edward Burlingame Hill, Gustav Holst and Walter Piston, he studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. Carter was 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. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-
Published 1994
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-
Published 1955
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1975
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1963
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1969
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1960
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1977
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1970
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1956
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1962
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 2003
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1988
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1986
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1988
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1961
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1968
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1961
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1990
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1997
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by Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012
Published 1991
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