Elliott Carter's Late Music

Elliott Carter's Late Music

by John Link
Elliott Carter's Late Music

Elliott Carter's Late Music

by John Link


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The first comprehensive study of the late music of one of the most influential composers of the last half century, this book places Elliott Carter's music from 1995 to 2012 in the broader context of post-war contemporary concert music, including his own earlier work. It addresses Carter's reception history, his aesthetics, and his harmonic and rhythmic practice, and includes detailed essays on all of Carter's major works after 1995. Special emphasis is placed on Carter's settings of contemporary modernist poetry from John Ashbery to Louis Zukofsky. In readable and engaging prose, Elliott Carter's Late Music illuminates a body of late work that stands at the forefront of the composer's achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781009234405
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/27/2022
Series: Music since 1900
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Composer and author John Link is Professor of Music at William Paterson University. He is editor of Carter's Harmony Book (with Nicholas Hopkins, 2002) and Elliott Carter Studies (with Marguerite Boland, Cambridge University Press, 2012), and the author of Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research (2000).

Table of Contents

Part I. Context: 1. Carter's career and reception history; 2. The elements of an aesthetic; 3. Harmony; 4. Rhythm and form; Part II. A Literary Imagination (Text Settings): 5. Sense and sensibility- opera; 6. A kind of light -song cycles and other text settings; Part III. Instrumental Music: 7. Illusions -music for orchestra; 8. Social aspirations -music for instrumental soloist and ensemble; 9. A free society- music for large chamber ensemble; 10. Social relations- music for small chamber ensemble; 11. Reflections- short instrumental pieces.
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