« 'The Union' Concert Paraphrase On National Airs (1862). Louis Gottschalk | Main | Anima Mundi (1991). Philip Glass /napster re-re-visited/ »

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452087f69e200d834bdc60969e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference String Quartet No. 4 (1986). Elliott Carter:

Comments

Steve Hicken

>But wouldn't Carter's own methods be classified as European by this definition?

I don't think so. Carter has habits and predelictions, like we all do, but he's never had a system as such. In certain pieces, especially the three big concertos of the sixties, Carter systematically explored the nature of unordered sets. The result of this was an attitude towards harmony rather than a system.

Mr. Carter has certain rhythmic ideas that are present in many pieces, but this is no more a "system" than is Kyle Gann's metametrics (which has quite a bit in common with Mr. Carter's rhythmic praxis) or minimalism.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Categories

/aworks data/

  • q2 streaming
  • aworks weekly listening
  • aworks recently played

/beyond aworks/