Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (born December 11, 1908) is an American composer of classical music.
Elliott Carter was born in New York, New York. He was encouraged as a young musician by Charles Ives and studied English and music at Harvard University and Longy School of Music, where his professors included Walter Piston and where he sang with the Harvard Glee Club. He then went to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger, returning to the USA in 1935 where he directed the Ballet Caravan. From 1939 to 1941 he taught courses in physics, mathematics and classical Greek, in addition to music, at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.
During World War II, Carter worked for the Office of War Information. He later held teaching posts at the Peabody Conservatory (1946 - 1948), Columbia University, Queens College, New York (1955-56), Yale University (1960-62), Cornell University (from 1967) and the Juilliard School (from 1972). In 1967 he was appointed a member of the American Academy of Arts and...
Track listing: Occasion for Orchestra No. 1: A Celebration of some 100 x 150 NotesOccasion for Orchestra No. 2: RemembranceOccasion for Orchestra No. 3: AnniversaryViolin Concerto: I. ImpulsivoViolin Concerto: II. Angosciato (violin), Tranquillo (orchestra)Violin Concerto: III. ScherzandoConcerto for Orchestra: Introduction: MisteriosoConcerto for Orchestra: I. Allegro non troppoConcerto for Orchestra: II. Presto volandoConcerto for Orchestra: III. MaestosoConcerto for Orchestra: IV. Allegro agitatoConcerto for Orchestra: IV. Coda: Allegro molto
Track listing: String Quartet No. 5: I. IntroductionString Quartet No. 5: II. GiocosoString Quartet No. 5: III. Interlude IString Quartet No. 5: IV. Lento espressivoString Quartet No. 5: V. Interlude IIString Quartet No. 5: VI. Presto scorrevoleString Quartet No. 5: VII. Interlude IIIString Quartet No. 5: VIII. Allegro energicoString Quartet No. 5: IX. Interlude IVString Quartet No. 5: X. Adagio serenoString Quartet No. 5: XI. Interlude VString Quartet No. 5: XII. Capriccioso90+Sonata for cello & piano: I. ModeratoSonata for cello & piano: II. Vivace, molto leggieroSonata for cello & piano: III. AdagioSonata for cello & piano: IV. AllegroFigmentDuo for violin & pianoFragment for string quartet