Elliott Carter [1908 – 2012] : Elegy for String Orchestra [reblog]

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Ο Αμερικανός μοντερνιστής Elliott Carter υπήρξε ένας ακούραστα δημιουργικός συνθέτης, από τους σημαντικότερους του 20 και των αρχών του 21ου αι.
Σταδιακά ανέπτυξε ένα αυστηρά προσωπικό στιλ, απομακρυνόμενος από επιρροές όπως των Stravinsky, Hindemith, Ives, Copeland. Άνθρωπος ασυνήθιστης ενεργητικότητας ο Elliott Carter θα γινόταν ολοένα και πιο παραγωγικός στα τελευταία χρόνια της ζωής του. Ολοκλήρωσε το τελευταίο έργο το 2012, τρεις μήνες πριν από το θάνατό του σε ηλικία 104 χρόνων.
Η Ελεγεία για Ορχήστρα Εγχόρδων που ακούμε είναι σύνθεση των early ’50s και από τις σχετικά “βατές” του.

American modernist Elliott Carter was a relentlessly creative composer, one of the most important of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. He gradually developed a strictly personal style, moving from his initial influences [Stravinsky, Hindemith, Ives, Copeland]. A man of unusual endurance, Elliott Carter would become increasingly productive in the last years of his life. He completed his last work in 2012, three months before his death at 104.
We hear Elegy for String Orchestra, an early ’50s composition, and one of its relatively “fordable”.


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