Elliott Carter, 1908-2012

Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter went his own way writing music that was often difficult to play and, for many audiences, difficult to hear. Eventually, he captured listeners and became one of the most honored American composers. Carter died yesterday in New York at 103 in the Greenwich Village apartment where he had lived since the 1940s. In an interview a few years ago, he said: As a young man, I harbored the populist idea of writing for the public. I learned that the public didn’t care. So I decided … [Read more...]