"In the fifth quartet by Mr. Carter... their efforts paid off in an engrossing, characterful performance of the dozen short movements, in which brash dissonances are playfully contrasted with emotive outbursts and lyrical interludes. The high harmonics of the Adagio sereno unfolded with a luminescent tranquillity. The otherworldly character of Mr. Carter’s two 'Fragments' for string quartet, written in the 1990s, was illuminated with similar delicacy."
The Amphion Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce Elliott Carter Studies Online – a new online journal devoted to the music, life, and times of the American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012). We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics; there are no restrictions on disciplinary perspective or format. The first issue, with articles and "Carteriana" from Joe Barron, Richard Derby, Jake Johnson, Andrew Mead, Jeff Nichols, and Helen C. Thomas is now available on the journal's website www.carterstudies.org. Submissions are now being accepted for Volume 2.
Composer and scholar John Link talks with Boosey & Hawkes about the legacy and music of Elliott Carter and the supporting efforts of the Amphion Foundation. Topics include Carter's influence on younger composers, the changes in his late music, and the editing of his final composition Epigrams (2012).
Scores by Elliott Carter won two First Prizes at the 2015 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence given by the Music Publisher's association. Instances for chamber orchestra was the First Prize winner in the Full Scores category, while Tre Duetti for violin and cello took First Prize for Chamber Ensembles. Congratulations to Engraver and Editor David Nadal, and to Boosey & Hawkes, which publishes both scores! Information about the awards and a complete list of winners may be at the link below.