CARTER PIANO SONATA EBOOK!
Fifty-five years separate Elliott Carter's Piano Sonata from the brief Retrouvailles, written in for Boulez's 75th birthday. Soon after completing the. Buy Score: Mercury Music Corporation (Theodore Presser); Manuscripts. New York Public Library; Library of Congress; Paul Sacher Stiftung. Premiere: Mar 5. Jump to Piano - Piano. Piano Sonata (–46). Night Fantasies .
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Piano Sonata | Compositions | Elliott Carter, composer
Biography[ edit ] Elliott Cook Carter Jr. As a teenager, he developed an interest in music, and was encouraged by Charles Iveswho sold insurance to Carter's family. While a student at the Carter piano sonata Mann School, he wrote an admiring letter to Ives, who responded and urged him to pursue his interest in music.
Carter earned a master's degree in music from Harvard in carter piano sonata He worked with Boulanger from toand in the latter year received a doctorate in music Mus. Later that same year, he returned to the US to write music for the Ballet Caravan.
They had one child, a son, David Chambers Carter. He lived with his wife in the same apartment in Greenwich Village from the time they bought it carter piano sonata to her death in For those of you who grew up after the advent of digital recordings, an LP could only handle about half of a long work on one side, and had to be turned over to hear the rest.
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The Sonata lasts about minutes, depending on how fast it's played. Though the work had been composed relatively early in his career, it was already over 20 years old when I first heard it. Nevertheless, it sounded newly minted to my carter piano sonata, and I responded at once to its seriousness and subtle mood-shifts, qualities I generally found lacking in much pre-Modern musical works.
Much of the earnestness and sense of wounded pride and resignation, coming out of the Depression years, seemed contained in its halting statements and beginnings-again, its querulous intrigues and seductive tangential musings.
Playing this work presents a number of problems to any performer; there are few pianists who would even attempt it, much less perfect it sufficiently for recording.
carter piano sonata Consequently it is a work seldom heard, both because of its length, its intense seriousness, and because there are few versions to choose from.
One is unlikely to hear it played on a classical music station, or at a live performance anywhere that is not devoted to serious music. The recording of the instrument — a Yamaha CF S — is fine, but the disc allows insufficient space between certain tracks: