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Composer: Carter, Elliott (1908-2012)

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Year of birth1908
Year of death2012
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
June 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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LondonIndependence Day: Miniature Solos & Duos

Rouse, Harbison, Mazzoli, Daugherty, Zwilich, Carter, Bernstein

AmsterdamBrentano Quartet: Lamentations

© Jorgen Frank
Purcell, Haydn, Shostakovich, Gesualdo, Carter, Lekeu, Bartók
Brentano String Quartet

MunichThe Chamber Orchestra of Europe and David Robertson

Carter, Benjamin, Poppe, Ligeti
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; David Robertson; Tabea Zimmermann; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

LeipzigStravinsky, Copland, Carter, Bernstein

Stravinsky, Copland, Carter, Bernstein
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Thomas Hampson; Jörg Widmann
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Elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust

Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
A great programme of varied but accessible 20th-century music excites in spite of its imperfections; Faust gives a beautiful, introspective reading of the second Berg concerto.
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A bracing density of musical incident

Helen Grime © Amy Barton
Oliver Knussen and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group excel in a cunningly linked group of works from the old (mid 1980s) to the brand new.
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A late night homage to Pierre Boulez

Baldur Brönnimann © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
This Late Night Prom was a fitting way to remember the man. Such events draw a lighter scattering of musical night owls, minimising the hall and allowing for meditative concentration.
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Nash Ensemble round off anniversary celebrations in style

Claire Booth © Sven Arnstein
Forward-looking programme celebrates contemporary repertoire, with two world premières in a concert of works written within the last 35 years.
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From the sublime to gobbling turkeys!

Evan Hughes © Matthu Placek | CAMI
James Levine led the MET Chamber Ensemble through a remarkable performance of Carter's The American Sublime, whose scattered yet distinct clouds of sound evoked the warmth, irony, and philosophical musings of the texts.
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