Carter / David Schiff
- Schiff, David
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
- The master musicians
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Elliott Carter Now -- 2.Remembering Mr. Carter (A Double Portrait) -- 3.A Brief Life of a Very Long Life -- 4.A Modernistic Education (1924--1935) -- 5.Musician, Wrestling (1935--1946) -- 6.Turning Points (1946--1948) -- 7.Back to Modernism. Back to Futurism. Back to New York (1948--1975) -- A.Neo-modernism -- B.An Avant-garde Composer? -- C.Composer in New York -- 8.Carter vs. Poets (Round 1) -- 9.Macro Carter / Micro Carter (1983--1999) -- 10.Multi-vehicle Accidents -- 11.Bagatelles -- 12.Carter vs. Poets (Round 2) -- 13.Farewell Symphonies -- 14.Epilogue: "Every note has life in it." -- Appendix: Carter's Musical Signatures -- Calendars -- 1.Chronology of Carter's Life -- 2.Chronological List of Published Compositions -- 3.Chronology of American Composers -- 4.Chronology of Notable Premiers of American Classical Music.
- This text surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other 'ultra-modernists', with the classicist ideas he encountered at Harvard and in his three years of study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris; and with the populism developed by his friends Aaron Copland and Marc Blitzstein in Depression-era New York, and the unique synthesis of modernist idioms that he began to develop in the late 1940s.
- 9780190259181 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Previously issued in print: 2018.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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