Mystery score

Mystery score

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mystery Composer

Anyone care to identify this work and/or its composer? (No, silly, it's not a mystery to ME.)

5 comments:

Robert F. Jones said...

I've seen it before - is it Eliott Carter? I believe it's a canonic tribute to another composer (is it Stravinsky?) on either a significant anniversary or his death.

Lisa Hirsch said...

That is exactly right - it's a three-part canon, playable by instruments in C or Bb, written on the death of Stravinsky.

john_burke100 said...

I was going to guess Stravinsky himself--the third movement of the Septet (which I've played--a good piece) is a (very strict) fugue with a subject not unlike this one, though quicker.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Maybe Carter stole the theme from Stravinsky!

john_burke100 said...

"That ain't stealing, that's hommage."