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This compact study 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, Elliott 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Quote
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. Foundations (1908-45)
  2. pp. 5-31
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  1. 2. Three Seminal Works (1945-51)
  2. pp. 32-49
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  1. 3. Maturity (1950-80)
  2. pp. 50-74
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  1. 4. New Directions (1980-2010)
  2. pp. 75-96
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 97-100
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 101-116
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 117-122
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  1. About the Author, Further Reading, Production Notes, Back Cover
  2. pp. 134-138
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252093128
Related ISBN
9780252036095
MARC Record
OCLC
724308262
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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