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Elliott Carter

voc, 1908-2012 US, New York City
Singer / Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Elliott Carter, Jr.

Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. After an early neoclassical phase, his style shifted to an emphasis on atonality and rhythmic complexity. His compositions are known and performed throughout the world; they include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
2 Thoughts About the Piano: No. 2. Catenaires on Carter, E.: Piano Music by Elliott Carter & Ursula Oppens
Gra - for solo clarinet (1993) on The American Clarinet by Various Artists
Concerto for Orchestra on Ives: The Unanswered Question, New England Holidays, Central Park in the Dark - Carter: Concerto for Orchestra by Charles Ives & Leonard Bernstein
Cello Concerto: 3. Giocoso on Elgar & Carter Cello Concertos by Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim
String Quartet No. 1 (1951): I. Fantasia: Maestoso (quarter note=72) {m.1} * on Carter: The Five String Quartets by Elliott Carter & Juilliard String Quartet
Clarinet Concerto: Scherzando on Carter: Clarinet Concerto; Symphonia by Elliott Carter, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Oliver Knussen
Cello Concerto: 1. Drammatico on Elgar & Carter Cello Concertos by Alisa Weilerstein, Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim
Elegy for Viola and Piano on Barber Adagio . American Chamber Music by James Ehnes
Elliott Carter: String Quartet No. 2 [1959]; Introduction on Elliott Carter: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 by Elliott Carter & Michael Rudiakov/The Composers Quartet
Woodwind Quintet: I. Allegretto on Barber: Summer Music / Carter: Woodwind Quintet by Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Late WorksElliott Carter - Pierre-Laurent Aimard / Colin Currie2017Album
Invisible ColorsMiranda Cuckson, Stefan Wolpe, Elliott Carter, Brian Ferneyhough2017Album
CapricesIrvine Arditti, Salvatore Sciarrino, Elliott Carter, Emmanuel Nunes, Pierre Boulez2017Album
Canon, Fragment & SuiteNoël Akchoté, Elliott Carter2016Album
To MusicNoël Akchoté, Elliott Carter2016Album
Kreisleriana / Night Fantasies / Trois Mouvements De PétroushkaRobert Schumann / Elliott Carter / Igor Stravinsky - Eric Huebner2015Album
Angelorum Psalat Tripudium / String Quartet No 3 / String Quartet / String Quartet No 8The JACK Quartet - Rodericus / Elliott Carter / Ruth Crawford Seeger / Georg Friedrich Haas2015Album
The Five String QuartetsElliott Carter / Juilliard String Quartet2014Album
Symphony No. 2 / Instances / An American In ParisSeattle Symphony Orchestra, Ludovic Morlot - Charles Ives / Elliott Carter / George Gershwin2014Album
Cello ConcertoSir Edward Elgar, Elliott Carter, Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin2012Album
American Clarinet ConcertosJohn Corigliano, Elliott Carter, Eddy Vanoosthuyse2012Album
Carter: Concerto For Orchestra / Knussen: Océan de terreElliott Carter - Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta2011Compil.
Contrechant (Music For Clarinet Solo)Reto Bieri - Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Peter Eötvös, Heinz Holliger, Salvatore Sciarrino, Gergely Vajda2011Album
Sheer PluckTodd Seelye - Luciano Berio, Ursula Mamlok, James Dillon, Milton Babbitt, Charles Wuorinen, Elliott Carter, Robert Morris2011Album
WantedHåkon Austbø, Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, Asbjørn Schaathun2011Album
Musica Viva 18Elliott Carter • Udo Zimmermann2010Album
The Music Of Elliott Carter Volume Eight - 16 Compositions (2002-2009)Elliott Carter2010Album
A Nonesuch RetrospectiveElliott Carter2009Compil.
Boulez Conducts Webern, Carter, Varèse, BerioPierre Boulez - Anton Webern, Elliott Carter, Edgard Varèse, Luciano Berio - Ensemble Intercontemporain, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra2009Compil.
String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 And 4Elliott Carter - Pacifica Quartet2009Album
Choral WorksElliott Carter - SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Marcus Creed2009Album
Rhapsodic Musings: 21st Century Works For Solo ViolinJennifer Koh - Elliott Carter, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Augusta Read Thomas, John Zorn2009Album
100th Anniversary Release - Mosaic / DialoguesElliott Carter, New Music Concerts Ensemble, Robert Aitken2008Album
String Quartets Nos. 1 And 5Elliott Carter, Pacifica Quartet2008Album
Elliott Carter At 100 - The Complete Piano MusicUrsula Oppens Plays Elliott Carter2008Album
Happy Birthday, Elliott Carter! - New Chamber WorksElliott Carter - Swiss Chamber Soloists2008Album
Changes ChancesJohn Cage - Elliott Carter - Terry Riley / Elena Casoli2006Album
La Musique Américaine De Piano Au XXᴱ Siècle - Volume 2Aaron Copland / Roger Sessions / Elliott Carter / Noël Lee2006Album
Orchestral WorksElliott Carter - Sinfonieorchester Des Südwestfunks, Michael Gielen, Ursula Oppens2005Album
String Quartets 1-4, ElegyElliott Carter - Arditti Quartet2005Album
Dialogues / Boston Concerto / Cello Concerto / Asko ConcertoElliott Carter – Nicolas Hodges / Fred Sherry, London Sinfonietta / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Asko Ensemble – Oliver Knussen2005Album
The Music Of Elliott Carter Volume Six - Violin Concerto, Four Lauds, Holiday OvertureElliott Carter2005Album
Oeuvres Avec VioloncelleElliott Carter - Alexis Descharmes2004Album
Symphony No. 1 • Piano ConcertoElliott Carter, Mark Wait, Nashville Symphony Orchestra • Kenneth Schermerhorn2004Album
Quintets and VoicesElliott Carter2003Album
The Music Of Elliott Carter Volume Five - Nine Compositions (1994 - 2002)Elliott Carter2003Album
American MusicLeonard Bernstein / Henry Cowell / Richard Felciano / Aaron Copland / John Cage / Elliott Carter / Philip Glass - Béatrice Berne, Laurent Martin2003Album
Piano WorksElliott Carter - Winston Choï2003Album
What Next?Elliott Carter, Paul Griffiths, Peter Eötvös2003Album
Enchanted Preludes Etc.Elliott Carter - Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt2002Album
20th Century Classics 1Alban Berg • Karl Amadeus Hartmann • Leoš Janáček • Luigi Dallapiccola • Luciano Berio • Elliott Carter2002Compil.
Composizioni Per Strumenti A FiatoElliott Carter / György Ligeti / György Kurtág / Franco Donatoni2002Album
Shard / Luimen / Tempo E Tempi / Eight Pieces For Four TimpaniElliott Carter - Speculum Musicae, Susan Narucki, Daniel Druckman2001Album
Sonates Pour PianoClaire-Marie Le Guay, Henri Dutilleux, Béla Bartók, Elliott Carter2000Album
Music Of Elliott CarterElliott Carter1999Album
American ClarinetElliott Carter - Steve Reich - Howard Sandroff - John Adams / Alain Damiens - André Trouttet - Ensemble Intercontemporain - David Robertson1999Album
Symphonia - Clarinet ConcertoElliott Carter : Michael Collins / London Sinfonietta - BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oliver Knussen1999Album
Night FantasiesFlorence Millet, Elliott Carter1998Album
The Unanswered Question / Holidays / Concerto For OrchestraCharles Ives · Elliott Carter · Leonard Bernstein, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1998Compil.
Chamber MusicElliott Carter - Ursula Oppens, Arditti Quartet1998Album
The John Oliver Chorale Sings Elliott CarterElliott Carter - John Oliver Chorale - John Oliver1998Album
The Complete Music For PianoElliott Carter, Charles Rosen1997Album
Pour L'ensemblePierre Boulez, Franco Donatoni, Elliott Carter, Gérard Grisey - Ensemble Intercontemporain1996Compil.
Partita · Continuo · VisionsElliott Carter / Luciano Berio / Toru Takemitsu - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim1995Album
A Symphony Of Three Orchestras / Déserts · Ecuatorial · HyperprismElliott Carter / Edgard Varèse - Pierre Boulez, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1995Compil.
Orchestral MusicElliott Carter - Sinfonieorchester Des Südwestfunks, Michael Gielen, Ursula Oppens1995Album
Eight Compositions (1948-1993)Elliott Carter, The Group For Contemporary Music1994Album
Sonata For Cello And Piano / Sonata In G Minor, Op. 19Elliott Carter, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Evelyne Brancart, Anthony Ross1994Album
Emblems · Heart Not So Heavy As Mine · The Harmony Of Morning · Musicians Wrestle Everywhere / Two Folk Songs From ChinhaiElliott Carter / Bright Sheng - John Oliver Chorale, John Oliver1994Album
Variations For Orchestra / Spectra / Correspondences / Atlas EclipticalisJohn Cage · Elliott Carter · Milton Babbitt · Gunther Schuller - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine1994Album
American Music For Viola & PianoGeorge Rochberg, Paul Creston, Bernhard Heiden, Elliott Carter - Lawrence Wheeler, Betty Ruth Tomfohrde1994Album
Cello SonatasSergei Prokofiev & Elliott Carter - David Pereira, Lisa Moore1994Album
Orchestral Songs / Complete Choral MusicElliott Carter, Rosalind Rees, Gregg Smith Singers1993Album
Concerto For Orchestra / Violin Concerto / Three OccasionsElliott Carter - Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta, Ole Böhn1992Album
20th Century Baroque: Modern Reflections On Old InstrumentsManuel De Falla, Elliott Carter, Ilja Hurník, Dominick Argento, Rembrandt Chamber Players with Larry Combs, Patrice Michaels1992Album
Sonata For Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Cello Sonata / Double ConcertoElliott Carter1992Compil.
Concerto For Orchestra / Violin Concerto / Three OccasionsElliott Carter - Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta, Ole Böhn1992Album
The Four String Quartets / Duo For Violin & PianoElliott Carter - Juilliard String Quartet, Christopher Oldfather1991Album
Quintet, Eight Etudes, Blow, Quintetto, Zehn StückeElliott Carter, Franco Donatoni, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Quintetto Arnold1991Album
The Wallace CollectionThe Wallace Collection, John Wallace - Sir Michael Tippett, Benjamin Britten, Elliott Carter, Witold Lutoslawski1991Album
Transatlantic PianoJohn McCabe Plays John Adams, Richard Rodney Bennett, Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, George Rochberg, André Previn1991Album
Music Of Elliott CarterElliott Carter1991Compil.
Three American String QuartetsElliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, Mel Powell - The Composers Quartet1990Album
Oboe Concerto - Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux - A Mirror On Which To Dwell - PenthodeElliott Carter / Heinz Holliger, Sophie Cherrier, André Trouttet, Phyllis Bryn-Julson - Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez1990Album
Suite Nr. 3 In C-Dur Für Violoncello Solo - Esprit Rude, Esprit Doux For Flute And Clarinet - Enchanted Preludes For Flute And Violoncello - Riconoscenza Per Goffredo Petrassi For Solo Violin - Triple DuoJohann Sebastian Bach, Elliott Carter – Thomas Demenga1990Album
The Minotaur / Piano Sonata / Two SongsElliott Carter - New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz - Paul Jacobs, Jan DeGaetani, Gilbert Kalish1990Compil.
American Winds Volume 1Walter Piston, Elliott Carter, Irving Fine, Elie Siegmeister, Vincent Persichetti Performed by The Boehm Quintette1990Album
The Vocal Works (1975-1981)Elliott Carter - Speculum Musicae With Katherine Ciesinski, Jon Garrison, Patrick Mason, Jan Opalach, Christine Schadeberg1989Album
Night Fantasies / Phrygian Gates / Six TangosUrsula Oppens, Elliott Carter, John Adams1989Album
The Music For String Quartet Vol. 2: String Quartets 2 + 3, ElegyElliott Carter - Arditti Quartet1988Album
The Music For String Quartet Vol. 1: String Quartets 1 + 4Elliott Carter - Arditti Quartet1988Album
Piano Concerto / Variations For OrchestraElliott Carter - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Michael Gielen, Ursula Oppens1986Album
Hidden SparksMaryvonne Le Dizes - Elliott Carter, Tod Machover, John Melby, Ralph Shapey1986Album
Karis Plays: Chopin, Carter, SchumannAleck Karis - Frédéric Chopin / Elliott Carter / Robert Schumann1986Album
In Sleep, In Thunder / Triple DuoElliott Carter1985Album
Night Fantasies · Piano SonataElliott Carter, Paul Jacobs1983Album
Chamber Music By Elliott Carter • String Quartet No. 3 / Eight Etudes And A FantasyElliott Carter, The Composers Quartet, Dorian Quintet1983Album
String Quartet No. 2 / String Quartet No. 2 / String Quartet No. 3Brian Ferneyhough / Jonathan Harvey / Elliott Carter / Arditti Quartet1983Album
Night Fantasies - Piano SonataElliott Carter, Charles Rosen1983Album
Music Of Elliott Carter: Syringa, Concerto For OrchestraElliott Carter1982Album
The Early MusicElliott Carter – American Composers Orchestra, Paul Dunkel1982Album
American Music For StringsSamuel Barber / Irving Fine / Elliott Carter / David Diamond - The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz1980Album
Symphony Of Three Orchestras / A Mirror On Which To DwellElliott Carter - The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Speculum Musicae, Richard Fitz, Susan Davenny Wyner1980Album
The York Winds Play Music By Cherney, Heiden, Rea, And CarterThe York Winds, Brian Cherney, Bernhard Heiden, John Rea, Elliott Carter1980Album
20th Century Music For Voice & GuitarJohn Cage • Elliott Carter • William Schuman • Andrew Imbrie • Harold Blumenfeld • Lou Harrison • Igor Stravinsky • William Bland • Barbara Kolb • Gregg Smith - Rosalind Rees ; David Starobin1978Album
American Music For ChorusElliott Carter • Aaron Copland • Jacob Druckman • Charles Ives - Tanglewood Festival Chorus • John Oliver1978Album
Percussion Vol 2Sylvio Gualda – Iannis Xenakis / Elliott Carter / Nguyen Thiên Dao1978Album
Americana / The Odes Of Shang / To MusicRandall Thompson / Seymour Shifrin / Elliott Carter - The University Of Michigan Chamber Choir, The University Of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Hilbish1977Album
The Avant Garde Woodwind Quintet In The U.S.A.Samuel Barber, Arthur Berger, Elliott Carter, Luciano Berio, Irving Fine, Lukas Foss, Mario Davidovsky, Jacob Druckman, Gunther Schuller & Karel Husa - Dorian Quintet1977Album
Brass Quintet / Eight Pieces For Four TimpaniElliott Carter1976Album
Double Concerto For Harpsichord And Piano With Two Chamber Orchestras / Duo For Violin And PianoElliott Carter1975Album
String Quartet No. 3 / String Quartet No. 2Elliott Carter, Juilliard String Quartet1974Album
Gerard Schwarz Plays New Music For TrumpetGerard Schwarz - Henry Brant / Elliott Carter / Richard Moryl / Charles Whittenberg / Stefan Wolpe1973Album
Concerto For Orchestra / Connotations For Orchestra - InscapeElliott Carter / Aaron Copland1973Album
American Chamber Music (20th Century)Elliott Carter • Charles Ives • Quincy Porter - Boston Symphony Chamber Players1971Album
String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2Elliott Carter - The Composers Quartet1970Album
Concerto For Orchestra / In Praise Of Shahn (Canticle For Orchestra)Elliott Carter / William Schuman - Leonard Bernstein, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra1970Album
Sonata For Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / Sonata For Cello & PianoElliott Carter1969Album
Carter / HenzeElliott Carter / Hans Werner Henze1969Album
Variations For Orchestra / Double ConcertoElliott Carter1968Album
Piano Concerto / As Quiet AsElliott Carter / Michael Colgrass - Jacob Lateiner, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf1968Album
Fantasia / Vitebsk / Woodwind Quintet / DivertimentoIrving Fine, Aaron Copland, Elliott Carter, Walter Piston, Boston Symphony Chamber Players1967Album
Modern American Piano MusicAaron Copland / Roger Sessions / Elliott Carter - Beveridge Webster1966Album
Sonata / Concerto / Lovers / Suite RoyaleSylvia Marlowe - Elliott Carter / Manuel De Falla / Ned Rorem / Henri Sauguet1965Album
Piano Sonata / Double Concerto For Harpsichord And Piano With Two Chamber OrchestrasElliott Carter, Charles Rosen, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Gustav Meier1965Album
Suite From "Pocahontas" / Piano SonataElliott Carter / Zurich Radio Orchestra, Jacques-Louis Monod, Charles Rosen1962Album
Double Concerto For Harpsichord And Piano With Two Chamber Orchestras - Concerto For Violin, Cello, Ten Winds And PercussionElliott Carter, Leon Kirchner / Ralph Kirkpatrick, Charles Rosen, Gustav Meier, Tossy Spivakovsky, Aldo Parisot1962Album
Second Quartet / Quartet No. 3Elliott Carter / William Schuman, Juilliard String Quartet1961Album
Sonata For Flute, Oboe, Cello & Harpsichord / String Quartet No. 1Elliott Carter / Harold Shapero1960Album
String QuartetElliott Carter - The Walden String Quartet1956Album
Tabuh-Tabuhan / The MinotaurColin McPhee / Elliott Carter1956Album
Sonata For Piano / Sonata For Violoncello & PianoElliott Carter - Beveridge Webster, Bernard Greenhouse, Anthony Makas1952Album
The Minotaur / Symphony No. 4 / New DanceElliott Carter, Henry Cowell, Wallingford Riegger / Howard Hanson Conducting The Eastman-Rochester OrchestraAlbum
Carter-Rosso-Devienne-Davison / Russo & IgnacioElliott Carter, François Devienne, John Russo, John DavisonAlbum
Piano Concerto / As Quiet AsElliott Carter / Michael Colgrass - Jacob Lateiner, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich LeinsdorfAlbum
String Quartet No. 8 / Eight Etudes And A Fantasy For Woodwind QuartetQuincy Porter, Elliott Carter - The Stanley Quartet, New York Woodwind QuintetAlbum
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