Thursday, December 11, 2008

Elliott Carter at 100

Just barely in time for the end of the day, KWUR today marks the 100th birthday of Elliott Carter, America's leading modernist composer, born December 11, 1908 in NYC, and, believe it or not, still composing and very much with us. Some recent articles about him in the last week, just before his birthday:

(1) Boston Globe, Matthew Guerrieri, Dec. 5, 2008
(2) Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler, Dec. 6, 2008
(3) The Guardian, Nicholas Wroe, Dec. 6, 2008

From KWUR, we had a chance to air:
(a) Gra for solo clarinet
(b) A 6 Letter Letter for English horn
(c) Double Concerto for Harpsichord, Piano and Two Chamber Orchestras
(d) Quintet for Piano and Winds
(e) Asko Concerto
(f) Oboe Quartet

So, a small shout out from us at KWUR, 90.3 FM to the birthday boy, Elliott Carter, with good wishes for many more.


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