Decca have just sent us film of the great composer, who died last night aged 103, chatting with great animation to the cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who was about to record his cello concerto.
He talks with the animation of a man half his age. And I think he wore those braces (US: suspenders) pretty much all his life.
Watch, listen and learn.
Here’s another recent clip in which Carter talks about his encounter as a young man with Charles Ives: