Elliott Carter

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Bruce Hornsby: 'I'm in search of the chills'
He wrote one of the great 80s MOR hits with The Way It Is. But now Bruce Hornsby specialises in the sweet spot where experimental meets accessible

Michael Hann

15, Apr, 2019 @12:36 PM

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Celebrating Elliott Carter review – BCMG make the late composer's music glitter
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s debut with the ensemble was wonderfully supple in an exuberant programme of late works

Andrew Clements

30, Jan, 2018 @2:15 PM

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Elliott Carter: Late Works CD review – constant surprises and explosive energy
Oliver Knussen conducts a fitting tribute to the US composer who stayed restlessly creative into his 100th year and beyond

Andrew Clements

02, Aug, 2017 @2:31 PM

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Music to give you nightmares – 10 of the best
Radio 3 are broadcasting Max Richter’s eight-hour lullaby Sleep on Saturday night, live from the Wellcome Collection. Here, by contrast, are 10 works that certainly won’t give you sweet dreams

Tom Service

24, Sep, 2015 @4:42 PM

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Elliott Carter: A Celebration review – an affectionate, expressive tribute

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's retrospective brings out the best of the great American composer, writes Kate Molleson

Kate Molleson

29, May, 2014 @3:09 PM

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Symphony guide: Elliott Carter's Symphonia
Not only is Carter's Symphonia the largest orchestral work he ever composed - shortly before he turned 90 - but it's also one of the most significant symphonies of the late 20th century

Tom Service

09, Apr, 2014 @10:16 AM

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L'Ormindo; Nash Ensemble; Belcea Quartet – review

Fiona Maddocks: The journey from chamber baroque opera to Beethoven and Birtwistle is not as tortuous as it sounds, especially in the company of some crack ensembles

Fiona Maddocks

29, Mar, 2014 @11:59 PM

Carter: The Five String Quartets review – 'Sometimes tense'
Although the Juilliard Quartet once made pioneering Elliott Carter recordings, they sound somewhat tentative now, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

27, Mar, 2014 @9:45 PM

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Madama Butterfly; Cavalleria rusticana; Pagliacci; Pierre-Laurent Aimard – review

Opera Holland Park's simple, open-air Madama Butterfly delivers a body blow, writes Fiona Maddocks

Fiona Maddocks

15, Jun, 2013 @11:05 PM

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Elliott Carter: music of storms and stillness

The American composer Elliott Carter died last year aged 103. As the Aldeburgh festival prepares to stage a posthumous premiere of new work, the author Mark Haddon celebrates his 'inhuman', beautiful music

Mark Haddon

07, Jun, 2013 @8:00 AM

BCMG/Knussen – review

The era of American music that began with Charles Ives and ended with the death of Elliott Carter was the focus of Oliver Knussen's latest appearance with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, says Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

12, Mar, 2013 @7:00 PM

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Elliott Carter remembered: 'Music seemed to erupt from his very being'

Elliott Carter, the great American composer, has died at the age of 103. Daniel Barenboim, Harrison Birtwistle and other musicians pay tribute to a master who wrote right to the end

Interviews by Imogen Tilden and Tom Service

06, Nov, 2012 @6:41 PM

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