Conversation with Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter is one of the most important living composers in America. He was born in New York on December 11, 1908, and he is still living there. Last year, Carter was in the limelight with his opera "What Next," which he finished at the age of 90. Being the composer's first opera, it was premiered in Berlin with Daniel Barenboim conducting. In this program of DeutschlandRadio Berlin, Georg Hirsch asks Carter to speak about key works of the 20th century. The composer chooses the pieces he wants to discuss. Carter addresses works by Debussy, Stockhausen, Ives, Schoenberg, Boulez, Goehr and two of his own pieces.
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