Lisa Hirsch's Classical Music Blog.
The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve. Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time.
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Each additional day Mr. Carter lives makes me feel a little better about this planet you speak of.
Where's the fanfare, the publicity, the concerts, the endless celebrations? Oh, to be 100 again. (sigh)Happy B-day Elliott.
Well, it's only natural we should expect less attention in a year that doesn't end in zero, but when you stop and think about it, 101 is much more impressive than 100. The impressiveness goes up exponentially with each passing day.As a belated birthday present, Bridge Records is releasing The Music of Elliott Carter, Vol. 8, in February 2010. A very exciting two-disk set with 16 pieces, 15 of them first recordings, including the Clarinet Quintet, Tintinnabulation and the Horn Concerto. Can't wait, though of course I must.
The first composition completed in the 102nd year is, apparently, a wind quintet scheduled for premiere in February. I have no details about location or performers, or even the legnth of the piece.
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