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Elliott Carter at 100

Stephen Johnson travels to New York City to talk to the composer Elliott Carter, who celebrates his 100th birthday in 2008. Focusing on four of his pieces - Elegy, Triple Duo, String Quartet No 5 and Dialogues - Carter delves into the techniques behind his music, together with stories from his life.

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  • Elliott Carter

    Elegy for viola and piano

  • Elliott Carter

    Triple Duo

  • Elliott Carter

    Dialogues for piano and chamber orchestra

  • Elliott Carter

    Quartet for strings no. 5

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