Saturday 11 December 2010

Elliott Carter at 102

Many happy returns to America's greatest composer! Is it already two years since we celebrated his centenary? The Southbank Centre's tribute on the day, from the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and Pierre Boulez, still lingers in the mind. Here is a performance from Tanglewood of Carter's Luimen:

Click here for the first and second in a series of filmed interviews with the composer in his Manhattan apartment (the third will follow next year), presented by Boosey and Hawkes and directed by Tommy Pearson.